Our mission: "To educate, promote and represent dairy producers and foster an environment for growth of the Kentucky Dairy Industry."
We are dairy farmers, multiple allied industries and professional advisory supporters working together to sustain and grow Kentucky's dairy industry.
Dairy farmers work hard every day to provide fresh, wholesome, quality milk and dairy products to consumers. We love our land, the animals in our care and way of life on the farm. Dairy cows are economic generators. The average dairy cow generates over $13,700 in economic ripple effect each year.
MEET OUR DAIRY FARMERS
In celebration of June Dairy Month, we will be partnering with the American Dairy Association of Kentucky and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc. to highlight Kentucky dairy farmers by providing virtual tours of their farms; please visit www.junedairymonth.org to see some of the beautiful farms in Kentucky, the families who live and work on them everyday, learn about all the exciting events and activities that are happening in your area and
"Get More with Milk" in June Dairy Month.
Our first featured farm is the Barlow Family Farm in Cave City. According to H.H. Barlow, dairy farming is a fulfilling way of life, but without strong business practices the full potential may not be realized. Barlow, a second generation dairy farmer in Kentucky who operates a 250 cow dairy on 193 acres in Cave City, grew up on a dairy and paid his way through college milking at the UK research farm. Serving as a cooperative board member, and on state and national dairy boards including SUDIA and KDDC have provided Barlow with broad experience in the dairy community which has allowed him to develop expertise in the industry he is passionate about.
Meet the Barlow Dairy Farm Family of Kentucky on YouTube._
Dairy Night Ball Games
March/ APRIL Newsletter
The KDDC Goals are:
1. To increase producer profitability
2. To improve dairy farmer's competiveness
3. To enhance dairy farm families' quality of life
4. To assist in the viability of KY's dairy industry
To learn more about the KDDC
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Kentucky Dairy Facts
Calendar of Events
May 27 KDDC Board Meeting Hardin county extension Office 10am
May 28 Mercer Co. June Dairy Day, Breakfast at Clouds Restaurant, Harrodsburg 9:00AM
June 4 Harrodsburg 4-H District Dairy Show, Mercer Co. Fairgrounds 9:30 AM EDT
June 6 State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, UK Coldstream Dairy 9:00 AM EDT
June 7 Dairy Night at the Bowling Green Hot Rods 6:35 PM
June 9 Shelbyville 4-H District Dairy Show, Shelby Co, Fairgrounds 9:00 AM EDT
June 10 Hart Co June Dairy Day
June 11 Edmonton 4-H District Dairy Show, Metcalfe Co. Fairgrounds 9:00 AM CDT
June 13-14 Kentucky Jr. Livestock Expo. East, Morehead TBA
June 14 Dairy Night at the Lexington Legions 7:05 PM
June 18 Barren county Ag Festival
June 24-25 Kentucky JR. Livestock Expo West, William “ Bill” Cherry AG/Expo Center, Murray
June 21 Taylor county June Dairy Luncheon, Extension office
June 21 Alltech Meeting Bill Crist Dairy, Edmonton. Metcalfe County
June 22 Alltech Meeting Tim Elkins, Warren County
June 23 Alltech Meeting Christian county
June 25 Marion Co. June Dairy Day
June 24 Adair Co. Dairy Appreciation Dinner, Fairgrounds, 6 P.M.
June 25 Adair Co. June Dairy Day on the Square, Columbia
July 2 Liberty 4-H District Dairy Show, Casey Co. Fairgrounds 9:00 AM EDT
July 10 Kentucky State Fair Livestock Entry Deadline
July 11-15 KDDC Animal Health Merk/ FARM meetings
July 14 Horse Cave 4-H District Dairy Show, Burley Fields Livestock Center 9:30 CDT
July 20 Tollesboro 4-H District Dairy Show, Tollesboro Fairgrounds 11:00 AM
July 22 KDDC Board Meeting TBA
July 22- 23 Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo. L.D. Brown Ag. Center, Bowling Green
August 17 Kentucky State Fair Dairy Skillathon and Pizza Party, KFEC 7:00 PM
August 18- 28 Kentucky State Fair
www.seeitstopit.org Animal Care Starts with You. Is a helpful site for farmers to visit. The site provides materials on employee training and protocols.
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