Late Governor’s Daughter at NFMS Celebration

Cindy Zimmerman

nfms15-clippingShe was just a little girl 50 years ago, but Linda Breathitt knows how much it meant to her father Governor Ned Breathitt to kick off what has now become the largest indoor farm show in the country.

“It was important to my dad as he knew how important agriculture is to the economy of our state,” said Linda Breathitt, who took part in a ceremony Wednesday marking the 50th anniversary of the National Farm Machinery Show.

nfms15-lindaBreathitt was the 51st Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1963 to 1967. “His comment 50 years ago was that this (NFMS) has tremendous potential,” said his daughter. “I don’t think he would believe how it’s grown to take up the whole fairgrounds. He would be thrilled.”

Listen to an interview with Linda after Wednesday’s ribbon cutting here: Linda Breathitt, daughter of late Kentucky Gov. Ned Breathitt

2015 National Farm Machinery Show Photo Album

Coverage of the National Farm Machinery Show is sponsored by
Coverage of the National Farm Machinery Show is sponsored by John Deere
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