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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


1619 Bypass Road PMB 159

Winchester, KY 40391
Phone: 502-682-7780
kyates@kysheepandgoat.org

Sarabeth Parido

Director for KY Sheep and Fiber 

1619 Bypass Road PMB 159

Winchester, KY 40391
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 monthly email updates on education and funding opportunities within the industry

  • Monthly VIP Access to webinars from top industry leaders

  • Free Record Keeping System (Excel based)

  • Discount to Goat Rancher Magazine

  • 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, Kentucky Livestock Coalition, 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 2023 Board Members are:


Chair- Angie Downs

Vice Chair- Richard Popham

Treasurer- Kay DeMoss

Sue Churchill

Harry Frederick

Shawn Harper
Beth Johnson

Jeff Royalty

Zack Schwartz

Vickie Watson

Bea Powell


Contact Us

Equinox Farm, Sara Dunham, Harrison Co,KY

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Tel: 502-682-7780

1619 Bypass Road PMB 159

Winchester, KY 40391

www.kysheepandgoat.org

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