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):     May 23, 2003

                            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 5.

On May 23, 2003, Brown-Forman  Corporation issued a press release announcing the
resignation  of Larry  Probus,  senior vice  president  and director of finance,
effective May 30, 2003. A copy of  Brown-Forman  Corporation's  press release is
attached hereto as Exhibit 99.

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:   May 27, 2003                      By:  /s/ Michael B. Crutcher
                                                Michael B. Crutcher
                                                Senior Vice President,
                                                General Counsel and Secretary

Exhibit Index
(99)  Press Release, dated May 23, 2003, issued by Brown-Forman Corporation

                                                                   Exhibit 99



Louisville,  KY,  February 24, 2003 - Brown-Forman  Corporation  announced today
that Larry Probus,  senior vice president and director of finance,  is resigning
to become  senior vice  president of World  Vision  U.S.,  a major  humanitarian
worldwide relief  organization.  Based in Seattle,  World Vision U.S. raises and
distributes  more than $550  million  annually to 100  participating  countries,
primarily  to help  children  who are  victims  of  poverty,  malnutrition,  and
disease.  Probus will be responsible for the finance, IT, and legal functions of
World Vision U.S.

"Larry Probus is an outstanding  employee who has made many contributions to our
company over the last 22 years," said Phoebe Wood,  chief  financial  officer of
Brown-Forman.  "We are truly  sorry  that  Larry is  leaving,  but we admire his
commitment in joining this benevolent organization."

Probus  joined  Brown-Forman  in 1981 and has  served in several  key  executive
positions,  including vice president of corporate development,  head of business
planning and analysis, and controller.  His last day at Brown-Forman will be May
30, 2003, and a search is underway for a successor.

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 Services, at 502-774-7928.