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Feeding Kentucky purchases more than 13,000 Kentucky ground beef hamburgers to aid initiative

Feeding Kentucky has purchased 3,408 pounds of Kentucky ground beef with funds from Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance’s historic half-million dollar donation as part of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles’ Kentucky Hunger Initiative. The purchase translates into more than 13,000 4-ounce hamburger patties that will go to vulnerable Kentuckians during the coronavirus pandemic. “Hunger doesn’t...

Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance donates $500,000 as part of Kentucky Hunger Initiative

In response to rising food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation will donate a total of $500,000 to hunger relief charities as part of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles’ Kentucky Hunger Initiative. The donation is the largest single private donation made as part of the Kentucky Hunger Initiative...

Sparrow taking over for retiring Smith as CEO for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies

A transition in leadership is underway at Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Mutual Insurance Companies as its Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Bradley R. Smith, retires from his role in April. His successor, John Sparrow, was officially voted into the CEO position Tuesday by the KFB Insurance Companies’ Board of Directors. Smith served as the KFB Insurance EVP and CEO since February...