Caldwell County Farm Bureau lauded for community service

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Sandra Roberts (left) and Stacy Boone (right), who serve on Caldwell County Farm Bureau's Women's Committee, accepted the 2019 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Vicki Bryant (middle), chairwoman of Kentucky Farm Bureau's State Women's Committee. The award was presented Dec. 6 at the 100th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting.

Caldwell County Farm Bureau received the 2019 Women's Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual meeting earlier this month in Louisville.

"I was excited that we received this award," said Stacy Boone, the local women's committee co-chairwoman. "I'm happy to be a part of Farm Bureau in Caldwell County."

The award honors county women's committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau, according to a news release.

Boone said she's been volunteering at Farm Bureau for a year and the annual meeting in Louisville was the first she's attended.

"I decided to volunteer because I think Farm Bureau does some good things in the community," said Boone, a Princeton resident. "The women's committee handles a lot of the community activities of the board."

"The board brings agriculture awareness to the community, which is beneficial for everyone."

Sandra Roberts, women's committee co-chairwoman, said the award is based on a point system.

"Every four months we send in a report of a few things that we've done within the community," said Roberts, also a Princeton resident.

One of the biggest service projects the committee takes on is donating to the local food bank, among other activities.

"We help students to attend ag related events and we work with the FFA," Roberts said. "I work with some of them on things like Food for America."

Farm Bureau celebrated 100 years of service at KFB's annual meeting. There were approximately 2,000 members in attendance.

"The agency promotes agriculture and provides insurance for those who are in need," Roberts said. "We strive to promote agriculture in our young people in Caldwell County."