Farm City Luncheon

Farm City Celebration Luncheon

Friday, November 12, 2021 

The Details

PRODUCED BY: Agribusiness Industry Network

DATE: Friday, November 12

SITE:  Kentucky Exposition Center South Wing Conference Center

PROGRAM: Agribusiness of The Year Award & Wing Tip Rodeo Competition

TICKETS:  $40 each or $300 for a table (8) go on sale October 1

WING TIP RODEO NOMINATING TABLE: Nominate a Wing Tip Rodeo team member - $350. Includes a spot on one of the roping teams and a table of 8.

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.

Agribusiness of the Year Award
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2021 Sponsors

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 2021 is June 28th. 

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John T. Launius, Director, Regional Economic Development, Greater Louisville Inc. (left) and Gary Huddleston, Chairman, Agribusiness Industry Network, (right) present the 2019 Agribusiness of the Year Award to the Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney. 

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.

2019 Wing Tip Rodeo | Winning Farm Team

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L-R: Thomas Compton, Breckinridge County Farm Bureau; Andrew Ford, Breckinridge County Cattlemen’s Association; Tim White, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association; Kaitlyn Ayers, Miss Rodeo Missouri; Drew Graham, Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation; John Sparrow, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company.
2019 Wing Tip Rodeo | City Team
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Wing Tip Rodeo Winners

L-R: John Launius, Greater Louisville Inc.; Christy Rogers, Jefferson County Public Schools; 
Randy Frantz, Transportation Authority of the River City; Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, Louisville Metro Council – District 4; Tom Neiheisel, Diageo Lebanon Distillery; Steve Wilson, 21C Hotels; Kaitlyn Ayers, Miss Rodeo Missouri.

The Farm Team leads the series 19-14

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.

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L-R: Jimmie Claycomb, (retired) Department for Local Government, presented the 2019 Harold Workman Leadership Award to the Dr. Newell Hicks family.