17th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration & Auction


Bluegrass Land Conservancy would like to thank all those who attended the 17th Annual Farmland Conservation Dinner & Auction on April 19, 2017 at Fasig-Tipton, the evening was a great success!
A special thank you to all of the generous sponsors, auction item donors, and guests who came out in support of Bluegrass Land Conservancy!




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Bluegrass Conservancy, based in Lexington, has recently merged with Limestone Land Trust, in Louisville, to create the largest regional, accredited land trust in Kentucky. Now Bluegrass Land Conservancy, the newly expanded service area spans the state’s two most populated metropolitan areas and covers the very best farmland in the region with 25,792 acres of natural and cultural resources already protected. This merger is a bold move to protect the Bluegrass Region for current and future generations, with a focus on prime farmland soils, scenic open space, water resources, natural areas. rural heritage, and, of course, agricultural viability.

Proceeds from the event, which continues to be Bluegrass Land Conservancy’s primary fundraiser, are critical in our ability to assist local families across the Bluegrass region conserve their land.

Check out photos from Auction 2016


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Sponsorship for this event is a great way to raise your business profile with Central Kentucky landowners. Local businesses both large and small represent local leadership supporting Bluegrass land conservation. We wish to thank our sponsors for their generosity in their celebration of farmland protection here in our beautiful Bluegrass.


Bur Oak Presenting Sponsor

Please contact Laura to talk about being a Bur Oak sponsor.


Chinquapin Oak Sponsor

Antony & Angela Beck of Gainesway Farm
Farm Credit Mid-America
Kenan Farm
Middlebrook Farm
Spring Station Farms

Please contact Laura to talk about being a Chinquapin Oak sponsor.


Blue Ash Sponsor

Darrell & Lendy Brown
Dean Dorton Allen Ford
Edge Capital Partners LLC
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Watts & Sally Humphrey
Kentucky Bank
Matthew Carter Interiors
Republic Bank
UK HealthCare
Woodford Reserve

Please contact Laura about being a Blue Ash sponsor.


Black Walnut Sponsor

Abercrombie Foundation
Cambus-Kenneth Farm
Central Bank
Central Kentucky Ag Credit
Clay Ingels Company
Columbia Gas of Kentucky
Diamond A Farms
Golden Age Farm, Richard & Sue Masson
Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants, Joe & Debbie Graviss
Green’s Toyota
Donna S. Hall & John R. Hall
McBrayer Law Firm
Offutt-Cole Farm
White River Coal Sales, Inc.

Please contact Laura about being a Black Walnut sponsor.


Shagbark Hickory Sponsor

Billy Van Pelt II
Brewer Private Wealth of Raymond James
Breeders’ Cup Ltd.
Clay Ward Agency
Emler & Celeste Neuman
James D. Rouse & Sharon B. Rouse
James Moto Company
Land Matters LLC
Sterling G. Thompson Company LLC
Steve South & Sue Van Patten
The Forestland Group LLC

Please contact Laura about being a Shagbark Hickory sponsor.



In-Kind Sponsor

Canvas Event Furniture & Bar Rental
Henkel Denmark
Maker’s Mark



Field Ladd of Cross Gate Gallery


Special Thank You To Our Host



Fasig Tipton Auction

Why I Participate

“Each year it’s better and better. So much fun to see everyone and, as a sponsor, be a part of it all.”

Michael Smith
Farm Credit Mid-America
Chinquapin Oak Sponsor


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