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Lexington Makes USA Today’s Top 10 Bucket List Destinations

Lexington Makes USA Today’s Top 10 Bucket List Destinations

Over the weekend, the USA Today released a top 10 bucket list of landmarks/destinations in America. The bucket list was created by long-time photographer Blaine Harrington, who has traveled all over the world. To no surprise to us, the horse country of Lexington, Kentucky made his list. Out of all the wonderful places in the… read more

16th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration & Auction

16th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration & Auction

Thanks to more than 375 friends and neighbors, we are happy to share the 16th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration & Auction was our most successful yet, raising over $225,000! The support of our generous sponsors, auction item donors, and guests not only protects lands for future generations – it also helps to preserve Kentucky’s farming… read more

Chicory Ridge: A Farm, a Wildlife Haven, an Inspiration

Chicory Ridge: A Farm, a Wildlife Haven, an Inspiration

It could have been chopped up by haphazard development — but instead, this farm’s beautiful pastures, quiet woodlands, and wildflowers will remain part of the long rural history of Harrison County. Susan Richards, a poet who has lived on this land, known as Chicory Ridge, for almost 50 years with her husband, Dick, reflected that,… read more

Passing on Farm Skills: Pennland Farm, The Next Generation

Passing on Farm Skills: Pennland Farm, The Next Generation

Eighty years ago, John Penn’s parents bought their first farm and the family has been farming ever since. John grew up tilling the fields, taking care of livestock, and raising horses. As John tells it, his family actually got their start with horses when they purchased the original farm from “a fellow from Oklahoma that… read more

Stone Farm: Our Love of the Land will be Protected Forever

Stone Farm: Our Love of the Land will be Protected Forever

Sometimes farmers may think that by conserving your land, you can’t do anything with it,” remarked Arthur Hancock of Stone Farm. “That’s not the case. These conservation agreements are flexible and you can farm and change your farming practices. You can build related barns and farm buildings. I really don’t think this hampers farming at… read more

Corman: Bluegrass Farms Conserved for Generations

Corman: Bluegrass Farms Conserved for Generations

Richard Jay “Rick” Corman grew up in Jessamine County and through hard work, vision, and an amazingly generous spirit, became one of the county’s most beloved community members. Now his memory will live on, forever, with the protection of his farm. An entrepreneur who built a backhoe business into a multimillion-dollar railroad and related service… read more

Hankla: A Heritage Steeped in History

Hankla: A Heritage Steeped in History

Henry S. Hankla was the last in a long line of farmers who worked the land for a living. He was born in the farm’s historic Hankla-Walker House and raised on the land. Like most Kentucky farmers, he faced years of demanding physical work in a career that often offered little security and limited control… read more

Canefield Farm

Canefield Farm

Sara and George Branch along with Beatie Clay Moran decided together to protect their contiguous family farms, both called Canefield, in the fall of 2012. This beautiful farm is a critical buffer to development along Kentucky scenic byway, Lexington Road-Paris Pike. The Paris-Lexington byway runs through the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, which is nationally… read more