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Greater Louisville Agribusiness

of the Year Award

31st Annual | Presented at the
Farm City Celebration Luncheon

Vegetable Garden

2024 Agribusiness of the Year Award Nominations Now Open

 The Agribusiness Industry Network, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2024 Agribusiness of the Year Award, scheduled to be presented on Friday, November 15th, at the Annual Farm City Luncheon in Louisville.


This award, seeks to recognize an agribusiness located in or serving the counties of the GLI Greater Louisville Region for Economic Development. In Kentucky those counties include: Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble; and in Indiana include: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Washington, and Scott.


Judging consideration is based on financial growth, overall contribution to our community, employee relations, and creation of better farm-city understanding.


We are asking members of the Agribusiness Industry Network to nominate a deserving agribusiness for consideration in this year’s judging process.  Your input is critical to ensure that our committee does not overlook worthy nominees.


Please notify either me or Laura Berry with any nominations by June 1st. We will need the name of the company, a contact name if you have one and a phone number.


Information on this year’s Farm City Luncheon is available on our website . If you have any questions, please contact me at 502-228-8725 or by email at Laura Berry can be reached at 502-367-5196 or Thank you for your assistance with this nominating process.




Mike Feldhaus

Chairperson of the Agribusiness of the Year Award

Boone's Butcher Shop
2023 Agribusiness of the Year

Boone’s Butcher Shop got its start in 1946 when founder Luel Boone began processing hogs for home consumption for farmers in Nelson County out of a single shop building.

Over the ensuing 77 years, the business has grown to become a popular retail outlet for beef, pork and chicken, while continuing its processing services for livestock producers, and for deer hunters during the fall and winter seasons.


The firm now employs 40 workers and is housed in a modern USDA-approved facility containing 20,000 square feet of space. That’s despite having to rebuild the entire plant and store following a 2004 fire that leveled the original building.


This past year the Boones led an organizing drive for a new Kentucky Association of Meat Processors, already 70 members strong. Their goal—to support small-scale ag processors for local farmers and consumers across the state.

Past Agribusiness of the Year Award Winners

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