Paula Boyd, Mayslick, left, and Jamie Marksbury, Buffalo, right, serve as junior advisors for the Kentucky Junior Angus Association and are pictured at the 2012 Kentucky Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 2 in Louisville.
The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation is accepting monetary donations to address the needs of cattlemen in rebuilding fences and facilities following the storms of last week.
“Farmers across the state have been calling our office since the tornados hit wanting to know how they can help so we are working on a case-by-case basis to help farmers however we can,” said Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Dave Maples.
Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group has stepped up to offer several forms of assistance to producers after last week’s deadly tornados across the state.
Owners have already offered to donate $5,000 to the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation Disaster Relief Fund that is being set up to address the needs of cattlemen in rebuilding fences and facilities following the storms of last week.
As work begins on the U.S. Farm Bill, people from many walks of life will turn their attention toward Congress to see how the new bill will shape up compared to previous versions. The new bill could affect farmers large and small, consumers, agribusiness, food safety and the environment.
4-H will be well represented this Saturday at the annual Extension Expo held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school gym. The 4-H Council is doing a drawing for a free trip to 4-H Camp, valued at $165. Purchase a candy bar for $1 in order to enter your name in the drawing. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the Expo. Members need not be present during the drawing to be eligible for the prize.