About

The Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office is a producer-oriented 501 (c) (5) entity under the oversight of the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers Association and the Kentucky Goat Producers Association, funded in part by a grant from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.


The office provides professional support to all aspects of the Commonwealth's sheep and goat industries and its goal is to maintain Kentucky's leadership in the production and marketing of small ruminants.

Staff

Kelley Yates

Executive Director


PO Box 4709
Frankfort, KY 40604
Phone: 502-682-7780
kyates@kysheepandgoat.org

Sharon Koontz

Office Manager

 

PO Box 4709
Frankfort, KY 40604
Phone: 502-682-4173
sharon@kysheepandgoat.org

Sarabeth Parido

Director for KY Sheep and Fiber Festival and KY Fiber Trail

PO Box 4709
Frankfort, KY 40604
Phone: 859-771-7442
sarabeth@kentuckysheepandfiber.com

Benefits

To be successful in small ruminant production, you need to be connected to other producers. The Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers and the Kentucky Goat Producers offer a network of producers from all over the state in a variety of different types of operations and experience. For just $30 per year, you can take advantage of the many benefits offered by the associations. 

Benefits with Joining

  • Receive the annual KY Sheep and Goat Management Calendar

  • Free listing in Breeders Directory

  • Receive email updates on education and funding opportunities within the industry

  • Become part of a unified voice for all goat and sheep producers

  • Network with producers to receive access to information, breeding stock, etc.

  • In-the-know for changes in the industry

  • Be represented on state committees and advisory boards like the Kentucky Farm Bureau Small Ruminant Commodity Group, Agriculture Council, Livestock Improvement Association, and much more.

  • Membership to ASI and the ASI Newsletter (American Sheep Industry)

Learn more about each association:

Board

The Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office is led by a Board of Directors consisting of members from the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers and the Kentucky Goat Producers Association. The 2021 Board Members are:


Chair- Richard Popham

Vice Chair- Angie Downs

Shawn Harper
Bill Decker
Kathy Meyer
Harry Frederick
Kay DeMoss
Chris Stewart

Rochelle Boland-Heilers
 

Contact Us

Equinox Farm, Sara Dunham, Harrison Co,KY

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Tel: 502-682-7780

PO Box 4709

Frankfort, KY 4064

www.kysheepandgoat.org