The Fayette County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee is a significant part of both the county and state Farm Bureau. The women work together to aid in educating the public on their events and programs that promote agriculture. The FCFB Women compose and participate in many events throughout the year. Some of the events and programs they work on include: National Ag Week, Health and Wellness events, and safety and agricultural policy. The Women’s Committee offers leadership opportunities, as well as networking with other women in the agricultural industry.
Julie Waits – Chair
Dr. Tanya Dvorak
Debbie Rothenburger- District Chair
Sarah Carolyn Sanderlin
The Women’s Committee also does a lot of fun things throughout the year. As a committee, we host networking and social events to get to know the women of our committee and to discuss agricultural issues.
Last year, for the first time we put on a Ladies Night Out, Sip and Savor event. This event was held at Central Equipment. During the event the ladies learned how to operate different farm and lawn & garden equipment. Multiple vendors also came to the event including clothing and jewelry boutique, along with different agricultural companies. A local winery also came and offered wine tasting throughout the night. The Women’s committee has a lot of fun!
KY Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Conference – A statewide women’s leadership conference is held each year, attracting participants from across Kentucky. Sessions deal with current ag issues, farm/home concerns, consumer education and expanding leadership roles.
Food Check-Out Day & Week – A national campaign led by the American Farm Bureau which commemorates the calendar day when the average American family will have earned enough income to pay for the entire year’s food supply. With a focus on affordable food in the United States, this campaign provides an excellent opportunity for county Farm Bureaus to show the value of local farmers.
Marketbasket Survey – Grocery store price surveys allow periodic release of news media information on food price factors and food industry trends.
National Ag Week – Over the past few years, Farm Bureau volunteers have successfully used National Ag Day and Kentucky Ag Literacy Week as an opportunity to promote Kentucky agriculture by reading an “Accurate Ag Book” in classrooms throughout the state. This year we are again asking women to participate in this Ag Literacy effort.
Ag in the Classroom – We participate in various projects throughout the year to help promote Agriculture in the classroom. We have a traveling Barn that is available for loan to any school or teacher to use in their lesson planning. It comes complete with lesson plans and videos.