Have you noticed how much attention the next "big thing" gets these days? Whether it is advances in tractor technology, a new and improved variety of corn or soybeans, a new line of livestock genetics, or the latest edition of the new smart phone, we tend to pour a lot of energy into these new opportunities. Lest we forget, we can actually have considerable influence on the next "big thing" if we take a moment to exercise one of the greatest rights we have as citizens of this great country " voting.
November 8th is the general election and Kentuckians who vote will select our next Governor and Lt. Governor, Commissioner of Agriculture, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Auditor of Public Accounts and State Treasurer. There is no better way to send a message to Frankfort than to vote, and members of Franklin County Farm Bureau hope everyone eligible to do so will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our state government's leaders.
As Kentuckians, it is our responsibility to learn what each candidate stands for and how those beliefs align with the needs of our state. And, as Franklin Countians, it is also our responsibility to let the candidates know what issues are important to our community specifically. It's easy to do. Simply get involved and be informed. Attend the functions that the candidates attend and voice your concerns to them about what is important to you. Ask them about their position on key issues and share your position in return. If you want to see the campaigns elevate an issue to a more public platform, you need to supply them with the voter input.
Your involvement will make a difference in the process. Bring your issues to the front of the debate, and then hold the candidates accountable by voting based on their responses to those issues. Franklin County Farm Bureau urges you to make an impact by voting in the November 8th general election!
Sharon G. Spencer
Franklin County Farm Bureau