Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) in October surpassed the half-million membership mark for the first time in the organization’s 91-year history.
Attracting 500,316 member families in fiscal year 2010, KFB increased its membership total from last year by 16,964 and became just the third Farm Bureau in the country to eclipse the half-million member family level.
Today, nearly one out of every three Kentucky households is a member of KFB, the company said.
“We are grateful to our member families for driving us to such unprecedented heights,” said Mark Haney, president of KFB “Because of the trust they have placed in Kentucky Farm Bureau, our organization has become not only the number one provider of property and casualty insurance in the state, but it is also widely recognized as ‘The voice of Kentucky agriculture.’
Originally organized as the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in November 1919, the organization began with an membership of nearly 7,000. It created the Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. in 1944, a move which drove membership growth. Last year was the 49th consecutive year that KFB has increased its membership totals.