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McGinnis named alternate
for annual angus convention
The American Angus Association announced that John T. McGinnis of Shelbyville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 128th annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 14 in Louisville.
McGinnis is one of 306 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as an alternate state representative to the annual meeting. Representing 43 states, District of Columbia and Canada, the state delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.
he annual event is held in conjunction with the annual banquet and the Super Point Roll of Victory Angus show, Nov. 12-15 during the North American International Livestock Exposition.
The American Angus Association, based in St. Joseph, Mo., has nearly 30,000 active members and is the largest beef breed organization in the world.
Record 4-H, FFA auction
The 107th Kentucky State Fair’s 4-H and FFA Sale of Champions far exceeded the record for this 31-year-old event, raising $139,500 during the live auction. The previous record was 2008, when $127,250 was raised.
The winning steers, hogs, lambs and goats were exhibited by 4-H and FFA members during the Kentucky State Fair. The exhibitors receive 60 percent of the purchase price, 30 percent is distributed to the respective class winners and the remaining 10 percent is divided equally among Kentucky 4-H and FFA chapters.
The biggest price was $27,000 paid by Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Crop Production Services, Farm Credit Services of Mid America and Moorman’s Show Tec for the supreme grand champion steer raised by Sarah Ayer of McLean County FFA.
Foreign persons must report land holdings
The USDA Farm Service Agency reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The report must be made by 90 days after the transaction.
Failure to file a report, filing a late report or filing an inaccurate report can result in a penalty with fines up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land.
For more information regarding AFIDA and FSA programs, contact the Shelby County FSA on Howard Drive.
§ The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office will have a board meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the conference room.
§ The Kentucky Cutting Horse Association will be having its next competition on Sept. 10-11 at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road.
§ The Shelby County Youth Livestock Club will have its annual Market Animal Auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road. The club will auction off steers, lambs, goats and pigs that were raised by members as livestock projects. Proceeds will be used for college savings
§ The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 29. The market is located in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles are available. Also featured are handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484.
§ Taylorsville Farmers’ Market meets 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays until the end of October at the Sanctuary Art Center on Main Street in Taylorsville. Produce, beef, chicken, seedlings, baked and canned goods will be available. Call 502-477-2217 for details.
The Kentucky Ag Report is compiled weekly from news releases distributed by Keeton Communications and other sources.