Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    Form 8-K

                                 Current Report
     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of
earliest event reported):     August 21, 2002

                            Brown-Forman Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   Delaware                    1-123              61-0243150
(State or other            (Commission         (I.R.S. Employer
 jurisdiction of            File Number)       Identification No.)

 850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Kentucky           40210
(Address of principal executive offices)         (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (502) 585-1100

Item 9.  Regulation FD Disclosure

On August 21, 2002,  Brown-Forman  Corporation  (BFC) issued a press release.  A
copy of Brown-Forman  Corporation's  press release is attached hereto as Exhibit
99 and incorporated herein by reference.

Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       Brown-Forman Corporation

Date:   August 21, 2002                   By:  /s/ Michael B. Crutcher
                                                Michael B. Crutcher
                                                Senior Vice President,
                                                General Counsel, and Secretary

Exhibit Index
(99)  Press Release, dated August 21, 2002, issued by Brown-Forman Corporation

                                                                   Exhibit 99



Louisville,  KY, August 21, 2002 - Brown-Forman Corporation announced today that
Thomas P. Burnet has  announced  his  resignation  as president of the company's
wine division to become president and CEO of Southcorp Wines Americas, the North
American  division of Southcorp,  the Australian  wine company.  Burnet has been
with Brown-Forman since 1990 and served in several key executive capacities. His
last day at Brown-Forman will be August 31, 2002.

William M. Street, president of Brown-Forman Corporation, said, "We are sorry to
be  losing  Tom  and  thank  him  for  his  many   valuable   contributions   to
Brown-Forman."  Street said that no decision  has been made  regarding  Burnet's
successor as president of Brown-Forman Wines.

Brown-Forman  Corporation is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality
consumer  products,  including Jack Daniel's,  Canadian Mist,  Southern Comfort,
Fetzer and Bolla Wines, Korbel California  Champagnes,  Lenox, Dansk, and Gorham
tableware and giftware, and Hartmann Luggage.

For more information,  contact Phil Lynch, Vice President, Director of Corporate
Communications and Public Relations, at 502-774-7928.