COMMISSIONER FARMER MOURNS THE LOSS OF KFB FIRST VICE PRESIDENT JOHN HENDRICKS
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer today expressed his sympathy to the family of John Hendricks, a Clark County farmer who was first vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau.
Mr. Hendricks died Friday.
"My heart goes out to John's family," Commissioner Farmer said.
"John was a respected leader on the local, state and national levels and a champion for the Kentucky farmer.
Most importantly, John
was a loving husband and father.
I will miss his
friendship and wise counsel."
Mr. Hendricks, 60, was first vice president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Company.
He was chairman of KFB's Beef Cattle Advisory Committee, Roadside Markets Advisory Committee, state Communication Advisory Committee, Health Care Task force and Resolutions Committee.
As a member of Clark County Farm Bureau, he served in numerous leadership positions, including president and District Nine chairman.
He was a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation Federal Deficit Task Force.
Mr. Hendricks was a member of the Kentucky Proud Advisory Council, the Clark County Cattlemen's Association and the Agricultural Development Council; chairman of the Kentucky Tobacco Research Board, and former treasurer of the Clark County Soil Conservation Board.
owned and operated Beech Springs Farm Market near Winchester with his