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Kentucky Farm Bureau's Bluegrass & Backroads is a television program produced by Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies based in Louisville, Kentuckymarker. The half hour program focuses on interesting cultural, historical, and artisitic aspects of the Bluegrass Statemarker. The program is currently hosted by long time agri-journalist Mike Feldhaus and produced by veteran video producers Robert Shrader and Matt Hilton.


The program normally consists of three segments each focusing on different subjects. The segments are usually 5-8 minutes in length which begin with intros in the form of on camera standups by Feldhaus. At the end of each segment there is a fast fact or contact information displayed on screen.This is an example of a typical Bluegrass & Backroads segment. This segment deals with local Kentucky Drum Makers as they make, play, and display drums. VIDEO LINK


The program was started in 2003 as a joint effort by former producer Todd Eklof, who is now a fulltime minister, and Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President David S. Beck. During the first season the program was hosted by Eklof, a former WHAS-TVmarker reporter. Before the second season Todd was replaced by Farm Bureau radio producer and agri-reporter Mike Feldhaus. The show began airing in Lousiville, KY on WBKI and has since found statewide distribution on various outlets and nationwide exposure on RFD TV.

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Bluegrass & Backroads can be seen on the following stations.
Area Station Air Time
Nationwide RFD-TV Wed. 2pm
Louisville, KY/Lexington, KY WBKI-TVmarker Sun. Noon
Bowling Green, KY WBKO-TVmarker Sun. 11am
Evansville, IN WEHT-TVmarker Sat. 5pm
Paducah WPSD-TVmarker Sat. 5am
Hopkinsville, KY WKAG-CA Sun. 11:30am
Hazard, KY WYMT-TVmarker Sat. Noon


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