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KGPA Annual Meeting 2020
The 2020 Annual Business Meeting for KGPA will be held on this page. Below are the meeting items you need to review and the voting link will be at the bottom of the page.
Register for 2020 KY Annual Producer Conference
Treasurer's report – Kay Demoss has provided a financial statement through September 30, 2020. Please review and vote to "Accept" or "Not Accept".
2019 KGPA Annual Business Minutes- This is the minutes from the 2019 Annual Business Meeting. Please review and vote to "Accept" or "Not Accept".
Vote to accept the three KGPA Board candidates. Bios are provided below. These three candidates are running for re-election to the board.
John and I met in 2014 and we're excited to learn we both wanted to raise cattle and goats. I had retired in 2012 from my work as an attorney for the local government in Lexington, and John was just retiring from a long career as a truck driver. I had a small farm in Harrison County and John had 200 acres in Adair County. We built a house on his farm and settled in to start building our business, Heiland Farms (heilandfarms.com). In 2018 we made it a family business, getting married here on the farm in June.
We started attending producer events provided by the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office, including the Small Ruminant Profit School, and joined the KGPA. We were even the fortunate recipients of one of the new farmer loans provided through the Check Off Program. Over the four years since we started on this road, we have learned so much about caring for our goats, including the fact that we will never know it all and need to always keep learning. KGPA has helped us so much in that regard. We now have a growing herd of Savanna goats and enjoy hearing from prospective buyers, either those new to goats or experienced producers who want to add some Savanna blood to their herds.
Now it is time to start helping the KGPA, giving some payback for all the help we have received. We need to build this industry in Kentucky, both by helping current producers with educational and marketing opportunities, and by encouraging new producers to take the plunge and invest in goats. If elected I will contribute my time, modest experience, and enthusiasm to helping our association.