Kentucky FFA honored past Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney and heard an inspiring message from Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Jonathon Shell during the second day of the 95th Annual Convention in Lexington.

Kentucky FFA Executive Secretary Matt Chaliff presented the Distinguished Service Award to Mark Haney for his years of support and leadership as President of the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

click to download audioChaliff says Mr. Haney has served Kentucky agriculture through interesting and challenging times.

click to download audioHaney, who stepped down as Kentucky Farm Bureau President in 2023, says it has been a pleasure to serve agriculture for more than 25 years.

click to download audioFFA members were also challenged by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Jonathon Shell who expressed his excitement to be working with the future of agriculture.

click to download audioSeveral state contest participants were also recognized during the evening session, with the winners of the contests also announced.