Farm City Luncheon
Farm City Celebration Luncheon
Friday, November 11, 2022
PRODUCED BY: Agribusiness Industry Network
DATE: Friday, November 11
SITE: Kentucky Exposition Center South Wing Conference Center
PROGRAM: Agribusiness of The Year Award & Wing Tip Rodeo Competition
TICKETS: Individual $45 each; Table of Eight $350; Rodeo Nomination Table of Eight $400.
The Farm City Celebration Luncheon is produced annually by Louisville, Kentucky’s Agribusiness Industry Network. The event celebrates the contributions of the agribusiness industry to the community and recognizes the interdependence of rural and urban economies. It is held in conjunction with the world’s largest, purebred livestock exposition – Louisville’s own North American International Livestock Expo – at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Agribusiness of the Year Award
During the event, the annual Agribusiness of the Year Award winner is announced. The program centers on spotlighting the winner’s business and the aspects of the enterprise that helped earn the award. The nomination deadline for 2023 is June 28th.
Mulberry Orchard of Shelbyville, KY was named the 2022 Agribusiness of the Year. (LtoR) Natalie Bonura, Greater Louisville Inc.; Amanda and Matt Gajdzik, owners of Mulberry Orchard; their children Abby and Nick; and and Gary Huddleston, Chairman, Agribusiness Industry Network.
Produced in partnership with:
Our thanks to these organizations who support the Farm City Celebration Luncheon:
Kentucky State Fair Board
North American International Livestock Exposition
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Beef, pork, fish & ice cream for luncheon provided by:
Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association
Kentucky Pork Producers Association
Kentucky Aquaculture Association
Ehrler's Ice Cream
Wing Tip Rodeo
The program ends with an entertaining event … the annual Wing Tip Rodeo. Two teams of “cowboys” --- area business leaders who have donned cowboy hats and bandannas --- compete in a real roping contest. This friendly competition has grown quite competitive over the years as the two teams vie for annual bragging rights and possession of the traveling “horse collar trophy”.
Annually, more than 280 area business people attend the luncheon to congratulate the Award winner and to cheer on their favorite Wing Tip Rodeo Team.
2022 Wing Tip Rodeo | Winning Farm Team
L-R: Captain, Mike Tobin, Kentucky Farm Bureau; Sharon Spencer, KY Department of Agriculture and Spencer Farms; David Neville, Capstone Farms; Fred Rothenburger and Julie Hammond.
2022 Wing Tip Rodeo | City Team
Wing Tip Rodeo Winners
The Farm Team leads the series 21-14