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The 59th Annual Whitaker Bank Farm City Banquet was held on Tuesday at the Frankfort Convention Center.  The change in venue helped facilitate a more relaxing atmosphere and gave the ability to showcase the beautiful trucks from Neil Huffman Auto Mall of Frankfort. The yearly event recognizes the contributions of agriculture and promotes communications between farm and business communities.

This year’s Farm City Banquet was once again hosted by the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and the ceremony was MC’d by Rodney Williams.  The Leestown String Band entertained with some wonderful Bluegrass music. Students from Franklin County and Western Hills High School FFA programs were wonderful servers to an amazing meal provided by Staxx BBQ.

Many thanks to the Corporate Sponsor Whitaker Bank

Table Sponsors are as follows:

Blue Grass Energy

Blue Grass Stockyards

City of Frankfort

Exit Realty Crutcher

Farm Bureau Insurance Services

Farm Credit Mid America

First Federal Savings Bank of Kentucky

Frankfort Kiwanis Foundation

Franklin Co. Cattlemen’s Association

Franklin Co. Conservation District

Franklin Co. Cooperative Extension

Franklin County Farm Bureau – J.O. Osborne

Kentucky Farm Bureau – Ed McClure

Kentucky State University – Land Grant Program

RB Brown State Farm Insurance Agency

Republic Bank & Trust Company

Southern States

The Frankfort Christian Academy


Congratulations to the 2017 Farm/City Banquet Award Winners and Many Thanks to the Award Sponsors:

Pioneer Farmer Award

Sponsored by Central KY AgCredit & the Franklin County Cooperative Extension

Carl Glass

Outstanding Young Farmer Award

Sponsored by Franklin Co. Farm Bureau & Pizza Inn

Jonathan Moore

Master Conservationist Award

Sponsored by Franklin County Conservation District

William “Buff” Bradley

Whitaker Bank Paul Gray Scholarship

Davida Gilliam

Kentucky Farm Bureau Paul Gray Scholarship

Jenna Harrod

Pioneer Educator Award

Sponsored by Capital Day School

Frank Miklavcic

Pioneer Business Award

Sponsored by Graviss McDonald’s


The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would also like the thank our Farm/City Banquet committee members: Rodney Williams, Whitaker Bank; Keenan Bishop, Franklin County Extension Office; Sharon Spencer, Franklin County Farm Bureau; Myron Moore, Kentucky Employees Credit Union; Louie Rivers, Kentucky State University; Edwin Chavous; Ann Northcutt; and J.O. Osborne, Franklin County Farm Bureau, for their dedication and service. Special thanks to County Judge Executive Huston Wells, Frankfort Mayor Bill May, and Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.


Farm/City Field Day held at Steve Thornton Farm

Mt. Zion Road

July 6, 2017

For more information about the annual Farm City Banquet, call Carmen Inman at the Chamber office 223-8261 or email chamber@frankfortky.info.