KDDC's Executive Director and Dairy Consultants work to fulfill our organizations purpose statement, which is: to increase the profitability of Kentucky's dairy producers and allied industry; to foster growth and development for Kentucky's dairy industry; to promote dairy-friendly legislation; to work with regulatory agencies on rules which affect the dairy industry; to communicate relevant issues to KDDC members; to encourage cooperation with affiliated agricultural organizations to benefit all; and to support Federal Marketing Order rulings which promote fair and equitable milk prices.
H. H. Barlow
H. H. Barlow III, a life-long dairy farmer from Barren County, has been Executive Directive since May 1, 2019. H. and his wife Kathy, own and operate Barlu Dairy in Cave City. They are currently milking 120 Jerseys. They have four adult children - Gini Lin, Brad, JP and Josh. They also have 14 grandchildren. They are members of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Glasgow.
Mr. Barlow graduated from the University of Kentucky and worked for 34 years in feed sales in addition to his dairy farm. He has served on the KY Agricultural Development Board; the KY Agricultural Council; the U.S. Board for International Food & Agricultural Development; the Lone Star Milk Cooperative board of directors; the ADA of KY/SUDIA board; and he was the chair of the founding committee for KDDC and served on the KDDC board six years.
Regional Dairy Consultants
Calvert City, KY
Dave was co-owner and manager of a 500-herd Registered Holstein dairy, which was sold in 2002. Dave has been on the Livingston County Farm Bureau Board for 15 years and has served six years as President. He graduated from Murray State University with a degree in General Agriculture.
Jennifer is a lifelong dairy farmer. She resides in Fleming County and has an Organic dairy. Jennifer brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to KDDC, having graduated with a B. S. in Agriculture from Morehead State University in the Agri-Business Program. She is very active in her community by serving as the 4-H Council leader and on the Fleming County Cooperative Extension Council, Progressive Ag. Safety Committee. She is a member of the Kentucky Holstein Cattle Club and serves at the certified 4-H dairy leader for the local club. Jennifer also operates a small organic dairy herd of with her father, James Adams. She enjoys participating at dairy shows with her five children.
Tori grew up on a small dairy farm in central Kentucky and continued her experience in the industry at Eastern Kentucky University. While there, she worked on the university dairy and received her B.S. in Animal Science. She continued her education at the University of Tennessee and received her M.S. in Animal Science with a concentration on dairy health and welfare. Tori resides in Grayson County where she raises registered Charolais cattle and her one son with her husband.
Beth was reared on her parents 500 cow Holstein dairy farm, Coleman Crest Dairy, in Marion County, KY and was the Herd Manager for four years. Beth received her B. S. in Agriculture Economics and Business from the University of KY. Beth and her husband reside in Taylor County where they are involved in grain and tobacco farming along with beef cows. They have 3 children and enjoy showing cattle and tractor pulling with family.