"Serving Kentucky Agriculture"

 

      

 

       








 
2015 Year Long Premier Sponsors
Harvester Level
Cultivator Level
Planter Level
Phil Brown Insurance Agency
Murray Equipment
Warner Fertilizer
Ground Breaker Level
Mid States Ag Sales
Southern States Coop.

Welcome to the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky!

The Agribusiness Association of Kentucky (ABAK) is an organization established to provide a strong voice in support of Kentucky agriculture. Its members are in the business of supplying inputs for agriculture production throughout the state. ABAK members are primarily engaged in the sale and manufacture of fertilizer, agricultural chemicals, seeds, feed and equipment, as well as the provision of related services, required to sustain and grow Kentucky's agricultural economy.

2015 ABAK Summer Meeting July 28-30 in Bowling Green
The 2015 ABAK Summer Meeting will be held on July 28-30th in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The training sessions will be held at the Holiday Inn-University Plaza located at 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The ABAK Summer Golf Scramble will be held at Crosswinds Golf Course at 1031 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Remember you do not have to be a current ABAK member to play in this scramble!

ABAK has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn-University Plaza for a discounted rate of $109.00/night. Room reservations for this meeting can be made by clicking HERE or calling the hotel at (270) 745-0088. Be sure to make your reservations by Wednesday, July 8th in order to receive the discounted rate.

This will be an excellent opportunity to earn CCA and CEU credits. ABAK is applying for 9 CCA credits and 5 general pesticide applicator credits for this meeting.

Click HERE to view the ABAK Summer Meeting Tentative Agenda.

Click HERE to register online for the ABAK Summer Meeting.

Click HERE to view the ABAK Summer Meeting Registration Form. 

ABAK Directory Advertising Opportunities Now Available
You can now sign-up to advertise in this year's ABAK directory! The 2015/16 ABAK Membership Directory is slated to come out in the fall of 2015, and we are now soliciting advertising support to help make the directory possible. Not only does advertising with the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky benefit your business, but advertising dollars support the cost of printing and distributing the directory.

Click on the links below for more information.
Sign-Up to Advertise in ABAK E-News!
You can still sign-up for ABAK E-News advertising for 2015. The AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky encourages you to run an ad in the ABAK E-News. The ABAK E-News is now being sent electronically to our readers every other month.

Our advertising packages also include website exposure. Ads will be placed throughout the ABAK website. Submit a quarter-page ad you already have on hand or contact the ABAK staff to see what other ways we can work with the ad material you already have.

View the ABAK E-News Advertising Contract below.
ResponsibleAg Registration Now Open: Participation Exceeds 1,000
ResponsibleAg is an industry-led stewardship initiative designed to help fertilizer storage and handling facilities achieve and maintain federal regulatory compliance. This program is voluntary and the focus of the program for the first three years will be on companies that store and handle ammonium nitrate fertilizer and/or anhydrous ammonia fertilizer. For more information about the ResponsibleAg program and to enroll in the program, please visit the website by clicking HERE. Registration is open to anyone in the fertilizer industry.

Click HERE for ResponsibleAg F.A.Q.

Click HERE to view an informational brochure about ResponsibleAg.
Crop Protection Helps Growers Produce Nutritious Food According to USDA Report
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms that over 99 percent of fresh and processed food available to consumers tested below allowable pesticide residue levels, allowing for continued access to affordable and nutritious food across the country. Released on December 19, 2014 by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), the 23rd Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Report shows that only .23 percent of the products sampled through the PDP had residues above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established tolerances. PDP researchers collected and tested 9,900 samples of bananas, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, mushrooms, peaches, plums, summer and winter squash, and other produce. Click HERE to view the article released by the USDA.
2015 Premier Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available
The AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky invites your company to participate in the premier sponsorship program for 2015. This program is one of the most popular among our membership. Through this year-long sponsorship program, your company can be recognized on the ABAK website, in ABAK emails and at both the Summer Meeting and Annual Meeting!
The sponsorship program provides more recognition, unique opportunities and enhanced benefits for our supporters. ABAK has created a sponsorship level to fit every company's marketing strategy. Listed below are a few benefits of the program:
  • Put you company name and representatives in front of key decision makers every day of the year on our website, emails and event signage
  • Set your annual budget and customize your sponsorship level for the entire year
  • Position your organization as a strategic partner for the future
  • Personalize your marketing with ABAK
  • Receive priority for sponsoring events at meetings

View the 2015 ABAK Premier Sponsorship Information and Form below.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the ABAK office at 502-226-1122.

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Thanks to our 2015 Premier Sponsors!
 
Harvester Level:
H&R Agri-Power
Agrium
Security Seed and Chemical
Syngenta
Potash Corporation
Charah
Whayne Supply


Cultivator Level:
Caudill Seed
Kentucky Fertilizer Co.
CHS
Honeywell
Dow Agrosciences
Monsanto


Planter Level:
Murray Equipment
Phil Brown Insurance Agency
Warner Fertilizer


Ground Breaker Level:
Mid States Ag Sales
Southern States Coop.