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AG selects Chris Hornsby as 2011 distinguished alum

l-r: Nicole Logsdon, Chris Hornsby, Dean Bob Rogow

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Mr. Chris Hornsby has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2011.

Mr. Hornsby was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 1, 2011, at the annual College of Business and Technology College to Careers senior recognition luncheon.

The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.

Mr. Hornsby earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a Minor in Business from EKU in 1993.

Through his many years of experience with Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Mr. Hornsby has become an advocate who actively participates in current issues concerning both the insurance and agriculture fields.  He has traveled to both Frankfort and Washington, D.C. with Kentucky Farm Bureau covering a broad range of issues.  He maintains licensures in Property & Casualty, Life & Health, as well as Variable Life & Variable Annuities – reflective of the commitment both he and Kentucky Farm Bureau meet for their more than 500,000 Kentucky families and businesses.  Over the years, he has received numerous honors and awards with the company, including “District 4 Agency Manager of the Year for 2009”.  And, for the last five years, he has been named “Top 10 in Loss Ratio for Kentucky Farm Bureau”.  Quite an achievement!

Mr. Hornsby began his career in 1995 as an agent in Madison and Garrard counties.  In just five short years, he was promoted to agency manager of the Madison County Berea Agency.  And two years later moved up to the Madison County Richmond Agency – where he is today.

A farmer at heart, he runs cattle on several farms with his father.  His professional memberships include the Madison County Farm Bureau Federation and Madison County Cattleman Association.  He also serves on the Madison County Extension District Board and Extension Council.

Even with this busy schedule, Mr. Hornsby finds time to give back to EKU.  He serves on the Agriculture Advisory Council, worked with the College strategic planning team, and engages the EKU Cooperative Education office to offer co-op jobs for EKU students.

He reaches further into the community through volunteerism to Habitat for Humanity, the Madison County Fair, the local Farmers Market, and the Madison County Farm Bureau Federation.

In his spare time, he is a youth soccer coach for MUSA - the Madison United Soccer Association - and holds a Youth Soccer Coaching license.

Congratulations, Mr. Hornsby, on being selected as the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus representing the Department of Agriculture.

The college also honored distinguished seniors for the year as selected by their respective departments within the College of Business and Technology. Mr. James Patrick Allen, a dairy herd management/livestock production major from Cynthiana, Ky., was selected as the AG departmental distinguished senior.  Landscape horticulture major Nicole Logsdon stood in for James who was unable to attend. In addition, recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2010-11 academic year were recognized. Students were honored for outstanding achievement and more than 40 area employers were on hand to engage in networking activities with college graduating seniors.

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Published on April 01, 2011

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