kfb2 300LOUISVILLE Ky. (4/9/13) – The 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

KFB initiated a “Farmer of the Year” awards program as a way to recognize its members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic organizations. Eligibility and guidelines are included with the application, and can be downloaded at kyfb.com/federation/. All applications must be postmarked by July 1.

Entries will be narrowed down to the top three applicants over the summer, and finalists will be announced in mid-August. Judges will visit the three finalists in mid-September to conduct interviews and see their operations in action. The winner will be announced at the organization’s 2013 state annual meeting in Louisville on December 6.

KFB’s “Farmer of the Year” will receive $1,000 from Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and will be presented with a commemorative award during the organization’s annual meeting in December. State finalists will receive $250 from Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.

In addition to the statewide recognition and prizes, KFB’s “Farmer of the Year” winner will represent Kentucky in the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year contest, the South’s most prestigious agricultural award, in Moultrie, Georgia, October 14-16, 2014. The state winner will also receive $2,500 from Swisher International and a $500 gift certificate from Southern States Cooperative. Kentucky’s winner will compete against nine other state winners for the chance to win a $15,000 award from Swisher International and several other sponsor-based prizes.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Dan Smaldone
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - Sept. 2, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/2/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Sept. 2.… Read More

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/2/15) — Good news came in pairs today as two new business locations were announced by developer… Read More

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6683

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 5315

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 3924

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2643

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 2513

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 19101

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12058

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 02, 2015 5315

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
September 02, 2015 2643

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2121

UPDATE: Missing Teen Located

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1958

Woman Allegedly Passed Out at Wheel Charged with…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1395

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - September 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 968

Gov. Beshear's Statement on County Clerks,…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 964

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 873

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 851

Blood Drive Boosts Blood Bank Deposits

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 805

GPD Conducting Safety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News