Farm City Luncheon

Farm City Celebration Luncheon

Friday, November 11, 2022 

The Details

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 Luncheon 

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.

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2022 Sponsors
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Agribusiness of the Year Award
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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 2022 is June 28th. 

Ben Pratt, Greater Louisville Inc. (left) and Gary Huddleston, Chairman, Agribusiness Industry Network (right) present the 2021 Agribusiness of the Year Award to Todd Purnell, President, Purnell’s Sausage Co.

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.

2021 Wing Tip Rodeo | Winning Farm Team

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L-R: Miss Rodeo Kentucky Kelsey Danielle McCrite; Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture; Dan Ison, Shelby County Judge; Melissa Ballard; Zachary Bennett; Mitch Moehle; Michael Tobin
2021 Wing Tip Rodeo | City Team
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Wing Tip Rodeo Winners

The Farm Team leads the series 20-14

L-R: Miss Rodeo Kentucky Kelsey Danielle McCrite; Kelly Dearing Smith; Will Metcalf;
Ben Pratt; Roxann Fry; Dave Oetken.
Harold Workman Agriculture Leadership Award

The Harold Workman Leadership Award committee is soliciting nominations for an individual with distinguished service in the field of agriculture. This award is established as a tribute to the men and women who have given unselfishly of their time and efforts in Service to Kentucky’s Agriculture Industry.

Dr. Donald G. Ely, University of Kentucky, presented the 2021 Harold Workman Leadership Award to Dr. Kim Ragland, Boyle County 4-H Youth Development Agent.