Franklin and Anderson cattlemen are teaming up again on Derby morning this Saturday to assist the Kentucky Cattlemen’s effort with the Governor’s Derby Celebration.
The Kentucky Pork Producers and Kentucky Beef Producers, along with a variety of our downtown restaurants, will prepare and sell food to the public during the celebration. Last year the weather was perfect and the change in venue worked great!
There’s a stage with entertainment at the Old capitol plus plenty of other events scattered around downtown, visit http://governor.ky.gov/derbycelebration/Pages/default.aspx for details.
Local cattlemen will be grilling and selling ribeye sandwiches and all beef hot dogs from 9 a.m. until the event ends at 1. They’ll be serving out of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association booth on the grounds of the Old Capitol and the Federal Building on Broadway. Come downtown and enjoy a good meal while supporting your local beef producers.
Cattlemen’s members that want to volunteer to cook or serve will receive a shirt, hat and apron. Call the office at 695-9035 to sign up!
All Breed Dairy Sale
The day after Derby, Sunday May 6 is the All Breed Dairy Sale, another annual event here. This is the Louisville Jersey Parrish’s Derby Showcase and starts at 2 at Lakeview park. This is a great time to bring out the kids and see the various dairy breeds, even if you don’t plan to take one home. For more details, contact Jackie Branham at 545-0890.
If you missed the Whitaker Bank Farm-City Banquet you missed a great time and a great meal. The Stewart Home Choir provided the entertainment this year, back by popular demand.
Michael Fitzgerald was our master of ceremonies once again and as usual he kept things flowing and funny. Around 300 attended. Special thanks to the local FFA chapters for acting as our waiters and waitresses.
We honored Tera Martin and Charles Ritchie as our Pioneer Farmers and Trae Tillett as our Outstanding Young Farmer. David Thompson, last year’s Outstanding Young Farmer was recognized for also receiving the Kentucky Outstanding Young Farmer at the state level.
Martin Henson was presented with the Master Conservationist award. Roger and Wilbert Perkins were recognized for their achievement as Conservationists at the regional level as well. Brad George with the Bellepoint Community Garden received the Urban Farming Award, which was added last year.