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2023 Vision Awards Breakfast

2023 Bluegrass Tomorrow Vision Awards Breakfast
When
Friday, February 24, 2023 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM EST
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Where

Hilton Lexington Downtown
369 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507

PRESENTING SPONSOR
 

 
 
 
GOLD SPONSOR
 

SILVER SPONSOR

VIDEO SPONSOR

Prosper Media Group

BLUEGRASS TOMORROW
VISION SOCIETY TRUSTEES

Friday, February 24, 2023
Hilton Lexington Downtown
Vision Award Honorees Released Below
 
Registration Now Open!
 
Presented by:


 
 
Bluegrass Tomorrow has announced that President Eli Capilouto of the University of Kentucky, Kris Kimel founder of Space Tango and the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation, and Will Arvin, CEO and owner of Castle & Key Distillery are among the honorees at the 2023 Vision Awards Breakfast on Friday January 24 at at the Lexington Downtown Hilton.  Registration is now open.
 
Mr. Kris Kimel
Founder, Humanity in Deep Space

 

 

 
Kris Kimel, Bluegrass Legacy Award honoree is most recently is the Founder of Humanity In Deep Space an initiative exploring the challenges and hard problems facing humans as we transition to deep spacefaring species. The prototype capsule pictured is just one of his current projects. He is also the Co-founder and former Chairman of the commercial company Space Tango. Previously Kimel was President of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and founded the IdeaFestival…an event in Louisville Kentucky centering around innovation, discovery, and creative thinking at the intersection of different disciplines. Kimel has served as the Chief Administrative Assistant to Kentucky’s Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor. Kimel as a student was the recipient of the University of Kentucky (UK) Sullivan Medallion in 1974 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Of Letters from UK in 2022. He is originally from Miami Florida, and holds bachelor and masters’ degrees from the University of Kentucky. 
 
 
Dr. Eli Capilouto
President, University of Kentucky

 

 
 
Capilouto who has been responsible for over $3 billion in construction and improvements to the campus and U.K. Health Care will receive the Vision Award for Education.

 

 
Castle & Key Distillery Partner Will Arvin, Master Distiller Marianne Eaves and Partner Wes Murry.

 

Will Arvin who has transformed the Castle & Key Distillery in Franklin County into a major tourism destination, will receive the Vision Award for Preservation and Adaptive Reuse.
 
 
 
Dr. W. Blaine Early, III
Attorney, Stites & Harbison

 

 
The Robern N. Clay Presidents Award for most valuable board member will be presented to Blaine Early of Stites & Harbison.

 

The annual Vision Awards Breakfast is a time-honored tradition paying tribute to the best of the 18-county Bluegrass Region each year, related to improving quality of life and place, Bluegrass Tomorrow’s mission.

 

More Vision Awards to be presented on February 24 include: Ray Daniels (Vision Award for Diversity), CentreWorks (Spirit of the Bluegrass Vision Award), Dr. Nancy Cox, University  of Kentucky (Vision Award for Agriculture and Sustainability), Clark Foundation (Vision Award for Community Enhancement), Chenault Winery-Madison County (Vision Award for Agricultural Entrepreneurship).
Registration Now Open!

 

Friday, February 24, 2023
Hilton Lexington Downtown

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Vision Awards Program, Videos & Presentations
$50 Individual Breakfast
$75 Individual Breakfast & One Year Membership
$500 Table Sponsorship- Table of 8 
(see sponsorship opportunities below) 

 

 

 
 
SPONSORSHIP OPORTUNITIES
Vision Awards Gold Sponsor & Vision Society Status 
$2,500
– All of the privileges accorded to a Bluegrass Tomorrow Trustee
– Logo on invitations, e-mails, social media, website and all other collateral materials
– Logo on PowerPoint & Event Signage
– Preferred Table for 8 at Vision Awards Breakfast
– Full Page in Vision Report Magazine Distributed at Breakfast & Throughout The Year
-All Vision Society membership benefits for the year, including logo on all Bluegrass Tomorrow events!
Vision Awards Silver Sponsor
$1,250
– Logo on, invitations, e-mails, social media, website and all other collateral materials
– Logo on PowerPoint & Event Signage
– Table for 8 at Vision Awards Breakfast
– ½ page ad in the Vision Report Magazine
Vision Awards Bronze Sponsor
$900
– listing on invitations e-mails, website, social media and all other collateral materials, listing in PowerPoint and event signage
– reserved table for 8 at Vision Awards Breakfast
– ½ page ad in the Vision Report Magazine
Vision Awards Breakfast Table Sponsor
$500 
– Reserved Table for 8
– option to purchase half page ad in Vision Report Magazine (additional $100)
– listing in Vision Report, PowerPoint and event signage
Vision Report Magazine Advertising Only
Half Page – $350
Quarter Page – $175
Eighth Page- $100
More information contact Rob Rumpke 
Please send checks to:
Bluegrass Tomorrow
P.O. Box 34185
Lexington, KY  40588
Bluegrass Tomorrow (Tax ID #61-1160137) is a 501(c)(3) Organization and provides no goods or services, in whole or in part, in consideration of this contribution. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
2023 Bluegrass Tomorrow Vision Awards Breakfast
When
Friday, February 24, 2023 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM EST
Add to Calendar
Where

Hilton Lexington Downtown
369 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507

PRESENTING SPONSOR
 

 
 
 
GOLD SPONSOR
 

SILVER SPONSOR

VIDEO SPONSOR

Prosper Media Group

BLUEGRASS TOMORROW
VISION SOCIETY TRUSTEES

Friday, February 24, 2023
Hilton Lexington Downtown
Vision Award Honorees Released Below
 
Registration Now Open!
 
Presented by:


 
 
Bluegrass Tomorrow has announced that President Eli Capilouto of the University of Kentucky, Kris Kimel founder of Space Tango and the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation, and Will Arvin, CEO and owner of Castle & Key Distillery are among the honorees at the 2023 Vision Awards Breakfast on Friday January 24 at at the Lexington Downtown Hilton.  Registration is now open.
 
Mr. Kris Kimel
Founder, Humanity in Deep Space


 

 
Kris Kimel, Bluegrass Legacy Award honoree is most recently is the Founder of Humanity In Deep Space an initiative exploring the challenges and hard problems facing humans as we transition to deep spacefaring species. The prototype capsule pictured is just one of his current projects. He is also the Co-founder and former Chairman of the commercial company Space Tango. Previously Kimel was President of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and founded the IdeaFestival…an event in Louisville Kentucky centering around innovation, discovery, and creative thinking at the intersection of different disciplines. Kimel has served as the Chief Administrative Assistant to Kentucky’s Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor. Kimel as a student was the recipient of the University of Kentucky (UK) Sullivan Medallion in 1974 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Of Letters from UK in 2022. He is originally from Miami Florida, and holds bachelor and masters’ degrees from the University of Kentucky. 
 
 
Dr. Eli Capilouto
President, University of Kentucky


 
 
Capilouto who has been responsible for over $3 billion in construction and improvements to the campus and U.K. Health Care will receive the Vision Award for Education.


 
Castle & Key Distillery Partner Will Arvin, Master Distiller Marianne Eaves and Partner Wes Murry.


Will Arvin who has transformed the Castle & Key Distillery in Franklin County into a major tourism destination, will receive the Vision Award for Preservation and Adaptive Reuse.
 
 
 
Dr. W. Blaine Early, III
Attorney, Stites & Harbison


 
The Robern N. Clay Presidents Award for most valuable board member will be presented to Blaine Early of Stites & Harbison.


The annual Vision Awards Breakfast is a time-honored tradition paying tribute to the best of the 18-county Bluegrass Region each year, related to improving quality of life and place, Bluegrass Tomorrow’s mission.


More Vision Awards to be presented on February 24 include: Ray Daniels (Vision Award for Diversity), CentreWorks (Spirit of the Bluegrass Vision Award), Dr. Nancy Cox, University  of Kentucky (Vision Award for Agriculture and Sustainability), Clark Foundation (Vision Award for Community Enhancement), Chenault Winery-Madison County (Vision Award for Agricultural Entrepreneurship).
Registration Now Open!


Friday, February 24, 2023
Hilton Lexington Downtown

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Vision Awards Program, Videos & Presentations
$50 Individual Breakfast
$75 Individual Breakfast & One Year Membership
$500 Table Sponsorship- Table of 8 
(see sponsorship opportunities below) 



 
 
SPONSORSHIP OPORTUNITIES
Vision Awards Gold Sponsor & Vision Society Status 
$2,500
– All of the privileges accorded to a Bluegrass Tomorrow Trustee
– Logo on invitations, e-mails, social media, website and all other collateral materials
– Logo on PowerPoint & Event Signage
– Preferred Table for 8 at Vision Awards Breakfast
– Full Page in Vision Report Magazine Distributed at Breakfast & Throughout The Year
-All Vision Society membership benefits for the year, including logo on all Bluegrass Tomorrow events!
Vision Awards Silver Sponsor
$1,250
– Logo on, invitations, e-mails, social media, website and all other collateral materials
– Logo on PowerPoint & Event Signage
– Table for 8 at Vision Awards Breakfast
– ½ page ad in the Vision Report Magazine
Vision Awards Bronze Sponsor
$900
– listing on invitations e-mails, website, social media and all other collateral materials, listing in PowerPoint and event signage
– reserved table for 8 at Vision Awards Breakfast
– ½ page ad in the Vision Report Magazine
Vision Awards Breakfast Table Sponsor
$500 
– Reserved Table for 8
– option to purchase half page ad in Vision Report Magazine (additional $100)
– listing in Vision Report, PowerPoint and event signage
Vision Report Magazine Advertising Only
Half Page – $350
Quarter Page – $175
Eighth Page- $100
More information contact Rob Rumpke 
Please send checks to:
Bluegrass Tomorrow
P.O. Box 34185
Lexington, KY  40588
Bluegrass Tomorrow (Tax ID #61-1160137) is a 501(c)(3) Organization and provides no goods or services, in whole or in part, in consideration of this contribution. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

3rd Annual Golf Scramble Results

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Results & Thank You’s: BGT’s 3rd Annual Golf Scramble at Gibson Bay Golf Course

 PRESENTING SPONSOR

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CHAMPION SPONSOR

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BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS

 

 

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SPECIAL CONTESTS & 

HOLE SPONSOR

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HOLE SPONSORS 

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PRIZE SPONSORS

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A special thank you to our Golf Committee Members.

 Tim Schuler, Co-Chair

Mark Dill, Co-Chair

Rich Newsome

Megan Hogan

Terri Hudson

Allen Norvell

Ben Coates

3rd Annual

Bluegrass Tomorrow Golf Scramble

Presented By: 

 

 

Thank you to all of our players and sponsors for our 3rd Annual Bluegrass Tomorrow Golf Scramble last week.  We really appreciate your participation and your charitable support.

RESULTS

1ST PLACE: ALPHA RADON TEAM

Michael Rumpke, Marc Rumpke, Keaton Lipsett, & Jackson Hargus. (Score 56)

!st Place Prizes: Bottle of Premium/Select Bourbon, donated by the Kentucky Distillers Association,  Cooler Back Packs with gifts donated by KU, and Srixon golf balls.

 

2ND PLACE: FORCHT BANK TEAM

 

Houston Hall, Marcus Miller, Jeff Ricketts, & Jason Atwell.

(Score 59)

2nd Place Prizes: Four $50 BHG/Malones Gift Certificates donated by East Ky. Power, Srixon Golf Balls and four rounds of golf donated by Gibson Bay.

 

 

 

 

3RD PLACE IN A SCORECARD PLAYOFF: PLAYING FOR COMMUNITY TRUST BANK

 

Arnold Coffey Sr., Doug Garth, Ken Johnson, & Robert Murray.

(Score 59)

 

3rd Place Prizes:  Gibson Bay Golf Hats, four rounds of golf donated by Gibson Bay, and Srixon golf balls.

 

 

 

 

3RD & 1/2  PLACE: FAMILY WEALTH GROUP TEAM

 

Mark Fischer, Rick Hughes, Don Jaeger, & Brian Staples

(Score 59)

Family Wealth Group also set up a tent on #10, Gave away polo shirts and an Igloo Cooler won by Lisa Smith

 

 

 

 

3RD & 1/2  PLACE: TRADITIONAL BANK TEAM

 

Tim Schuler, Glenn Irving, Richard Fuller, & Shawn Woolum.

(Score 59)

 

 

 

SPECIAL CONTEST WINNERS

 

Number 18, Longest Drive: Robert Murray Playing for Community Trust: Prize: Special Bottle of Maker’s Private Select donated by the Ky. Distillers Association.

 

Number 18, Longest Drive/Split the Pot: Marc Rumpke

 

 

Number 9, Women’s Longest Drive:  Lisa Smith, Columbia Gas, Prize $50 BHG gift certificate donated by Council Member Plomin.

 

Lisa Smith of Columbia Gas (right in blue) also played for LFUCG Council Member Plomin’s team with Council Member Josh McCurn & Brittany Roethemeier of the Fayette Alliance.

 

 

Number 17, Men’s Closest to the Pin: Jeff Ricketts, Forcht Bank. Prize Bottle of Blade & Bow Bourbon, donated by EKPC. Gresham Wilson, Traditional Bank, $75. (Pictured above in the 2nd Place Team)

 

 

Number 6, Women’s Closest To the Pin: Crinda Francke WKYT:  Prize Wine and Bourbon Foursome, donated by BGT Board Members

 

Don Trail, Kevin Smith, Crinda Francke, & Billy Parks

 

 

As a Special Thank You to all Players, each participant received a stainless steel hot/cold tumbler with Bluegrass Tomorrow logo.

 

 

UK Offensive Linemen Playing for the UK Health Care Team: John Young, Jager Burton, David Wohlabaugh and Grant Bigham.

(Score 68)

Merrill Lynch Team: Mark Dill, Chase Johnson, Ross Buskey and Tim Bickel finished just out of the prizes.

(Score 60)

 

PRESENTED BY:

3rd Annual Bluegrass Tomorrow Golf Scramble

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
 
3rd Annual
Bluegrass Tomorrow Golf Scramble
Thursday, July 14, 2022
 
Gibson Bay Golf Course
Richmond, Kentucky
Presented By: 
Lunch & Practice Range – 12:00 pm
Scramble Format with
Shotgun Start – 1:00 p.m.
Awards Reception Following Play

$125 per player | $450 per foursome
4 Beverage (alcohol & non alcohol) Tickets Per Player Included
*$5 Mulligans limit 2 per person
Benefits Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium & Bluegrass Forever Green Projects & Programs 
In keeping with our regional nature, this year we are moving the BGT golf scramble to the challenging and beautiful Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond. We hope you will  join us with your team!
All levels of players are invited and we encourage all 18 counties in Bluegrass Tomorrow’s footprint to be represented by a team in the tournament. Our goal this year is a full field of 18 teams of four, or 72 players.
Register Now!
Sponsorship Opportunities 
Associated Benefits
· Presenting Sponsor (1) $3,000. Includes your logo on all social media, e-blasts, registration forms, as the presenting sponsor of the tournament. Your logo will also be on the special gift for each player TBA. Only the presenting sponsor will be on registration form.
· Champion Sponsors (2), Co-Presenting Sponsors-$1,500 each. Same as presenting sponsor, but two logos on everything instead of one. If two organizations / companies choose to be Co-Presenting Sponsors both logos will be added to the registration form.
· Beverage Cart Sponsor (1):$1,000.Signage on Beverage Cart(s) that will be serving to all 72 players on the course, and your logo will also be included on all pre and post scramble promotional materials.
· Hole-GPS Sponsors: (18 available) $300 each: Sponsor “golf ball” sign at the hole of your choice and logo on GPS yardage systems in each golf cart. · You can also participate by providing prizes for the players! These prizes can include golf items, rounds of golf at other courses, dinner gift certificates, attraction gift certificates, etc.
We will also be accepting items for Swag Bags (water, tees, golf balls, snacks, granola bars, sun screen, hand sanitizer, etc.) If you provide items for the swag bags (quantities of 100 please) or prizes for the contests your brochure or card can be added to the swag bag.
Don’t miss it! It’s going to be a great time, and a great fundraiser for Bluegrass Tomorrow.
Register Now!

Bluegrass Forever Green Summer Conference 2022

Bluegrass Forever Green Summer Conference 2022

Presented by:

Focusing on Bluegrass Tomorrow's Vision for a Sustainable Future in the Region with the preservation of our most precious land as the centerpiece.
Transylvania University Campus Center
Lexington, Kentucky
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Cost $50, includes full day conference & lunch.
Registration Deadline: June 24th.
Join leaders from local government, business, and education to learn valuable skills helpful to increase use of local foods, make informed decisions on land use, employ cleaner energy sources, and develop your own sustainability plan for your organization, business, or community.
Luncheon Keynote by Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Bluegrass Forever Green Summer Conference is intended especially for regional leaders, elected officials, planners, local and state government staff, K-13 and higher education, business, and community organizations. Sessions and activities refer to the four cornerstones of our Bluegrass Forever Green partnership with the region.
  1. Land Use/Agriculture
  2. Smart Growth/Preservation
  3. Environment, Conservation, Sustainability, Natural & Cultural Resources
  4. Recreation/Trails/Healthy Living
Schedule:
Showing Confirmed Panelists, with More to Follow
8:00 a.m.  Registration
8:30 a.m.  Overview and Introductions
                 Welcome & Comments:  Billy Van Pelt,
                 American Farmland Trust
9:00 a.m. Use More Local Foods in your organization, business, school district, university.
  • Robert Eversole, Director of Sustainability, University of Kentucky Dining/Aramark
  • Brian Hutzley, Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Centre College,
  • Marty Flynn, Child Nutrition Consultant
  • Moderator:  Ashton Potter Wright, Director The Food Connection, University of Kentucky.
10:30 a.m. Find the Facts for Land Use Planning & Smart Growth Decisions: This session explores factors that should be considered as communities and organizations implement energy innovations while meeting the overall objectives of local land use planning.
  • Stan Harvey, Principal, Lord Aeck Sargent above the moderator.
  • University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food & Environment TBA
  • Moderator:  Brittany Roethemeier, Executive Director Fayette Alliance.
 
12:00 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Address:   Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
1:30 p.m.  Use Cleaner Energy: This session explores the choices and decisions you make in your businesses and communities to increase use of cleaner energy innovations and sources for HVAC, light and electricity. 
  • David Crews, Vice President Power Supply, East Kentucky Power Cooperative
  • David Gardner, General Manager, Salyersville Water Works
  • Erich Evans, Director Strategy & Risk, Nisource / Columbia Gas of Kentucky
  • Moderator: Rachel Norton, Energy Specialist, Mountain Association
3:00 p.m. Develop a Sustainability Plan for your Community, Organization or Business: This session provides an overview of why a community, business, college or school district might consider creating a sustainability plan.  Panelists will describe the paths they have taken to adopt and implement their plans. 
  • Shane Tedder, Sustainability Officer, University of Kentucky
  • David DeVore, Sustainability Compliance Engineer, Lexmark International
  • Emily LaDouceur, formerly with City of Berea, and now with Mountain Association Business
  • Moderator: Dr. Blaine Early, Stites & Harbison PLLC
4:15 p.m.  Outside Walk & Talk to West Sixth Brewery for further conversation and networking with participants and panelists.

Ron Mack Receives 2022 Vision Award for Diversity

Congratulations to our 2022 Vision Award for Diversity recipient, Ron Mack & Legacy Equine Academy.
The Vision Award for Diversity recognizes a unique and transformational approach to bringing diversity and the equine industry together.
The Legacy Equine Academy is meeting the needs of the Business and Equine Industry in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, by identifying and overseeing a structured pathway for students that promotes entrepreneur, equine, and agricultural career related pathways.
We are honored to present this year’s Vision Award for Diversity to Ron Mack and the Legacy Equine Academy.

Y-Academy & YMCA of Central Kentucky Receive 2022 Vision Award for Human Services

Congratulations to our 2022 Vision Award for Human Services recipient, Y-Academy & YMCA of Central Kentucky.
The Vision Award for Human Services recognizes those who respond to community needs, and in this case did so during a global pandemic.
The Y-Academy enabled staff to be present to assist each student in the program to complete both virtual meetings and in-person assignments, communication with teachers virtually about learning objectivies, and manage up to 10-12 schedules per room daily because each school developed their own virtual schedules. This was all a truly remarkable collaboration between University of Kentucky and the YMCA, and an amazing and wonderful service to working parents and their children of this community.

Michael Blowen Receives 2022 Vision Award for Equine Agriculture

Congratulations to our 2022 Vision Award for Equine Agriculture recipient, Michael Blowen of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Scott County.
Michael began his career as an educator, earned a master’s degree from Emerson College and pursued his career as a writer, which led to his first career as the Boston Globe’s top film reviewer.
An editor at the Globe invited him to the racetrack one day, it sparked a new interest, and eventally a new career. He even worked on the back stretch of Suffolk Downs for a time to learn about horses. When he retired from the Globe, he accepted a postion as the Operations Manager for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in Kentucky, and we’re glad he did as he launched Old friends in 2003 and it has become one of Scot County’s top tourism attractions.
We are so proud to honor Michael Blowen and the Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm with our 2022 Vision Award for Equine Agriculture. He’s the best friend retirement horses have ever had.

Bettie Kerr Receives 2022 Vision Award for Historic Preservation

Congratulations to our 2022 Vision Award for Historic Preservation recipient, Bettie Kerr.
An Important element of Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Forever Green Division is its preservation emphasis, encouraging all types of historic preseration, adaptive reuse restoration, and infill. Perhaps no other individual has had more impact on Historic Preservation in Lexington than Bettie Kerr.
Bettie’s current work encompasses all aspects of historic preservation. It includes the study, research, and survey of properties and neighborhoods being considered for designation as Local Historic Districts. She also conducts architectural surveys and study of historic properties county-wide for nominations of historic properties to the Federal National Register of Historic Places and so much more.
Bettie has essentially touched every piece of historic preservation in Lexington for the last 30 years. We are very proud to honor Bettie Kerr with the 2022 Vision Award for Historic Preservation.

Anthony (A.J.) Jackson Receives 2022 Youth Vision Award

Congratulations to our 2022 Youth Vision Award Recipient, Anthony (A.J.) Jackson.
Anthony (A.J.) Jackson is a senior at Carter G. Woodson Academy and Locust Trace AgriScience Center, who has signed to play baseball and continue his education at Kentucky State University.
AJ is very accomplished at seventeen years old. He has held office in his school’s Student Government Association, is a member of the Bowtie Society for students with 3.5 or greater grade point average, and is a member of National Beta Club. He has served as a member of the Principal’s Ultimate Panel (Student Advocacy Group) and was awarded Honor Roll with Distinction, all four years of high school.
Additionally, AJ is on the Frederick Douglas High School Varsity Baseball Team and has made Academic All State – First Team, every season. He was selected to attend the Kentucky Farm Bureau Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, was the Healthy Lifestyles Chair for FFA, Vice President of Jr. Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Relatted Sciences (MANRRS). He was named Jr. MANRRS Outstanding Member of 2019.
AJ is currently President of Carter G. Woodson Academy’s chapter of FFA, Vice President of Locut Trace’s Jr. MANRRS chapter and a student intern at AppHarvest.
AJ was a finalist for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Ag Athlete of the Year and recently was awarded the Fayette County Public Schools Nutrition Association Scholarship, The Legacy Equine Society Scholarship, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 1890 National Scholars Program Scholarship.
AJ will graduate at the top of his class, never earning less than a 4.0 GPA weighted. In his senior year, he has earned 12 college credits that will follow him to the College of Agriculture at Kentucky State University. He plans to major in Agricultural Communications.
Former U.K. Basketball Star and AppHarvest team member Ramel Bradley, who guided AJ in his senior co-op with AppHarvest says this:
“It’s not every day that you come across a young scholar so dedicated and committed to serving his community. As passionate about sports as he is about furthering his education, AJ is driven to create sustainable solutions to the challenges we face in the Agriculture industry. AJ is becoming a force for good. I am proud to witness his journey.”
Bluegrass Tomorrow is proud to present it’s 2022 Youth Vision Award to Anthony (AJ) Jackson!