Kentucky Dairies Find Market

11 of 19 KY Dairies Find a Market for their milk.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2018) The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) is pleased to announce that 11 of the 19 dairy farms whose contracts were canceled by Dean Foods have found a market for their milk. Scioto Milk Producers Cooperative from Hillsboro, Ohio; United Dairy, Inc. in Charleston, West Virginia; and, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) Southeast Area Council in Kansas City, Kansas have signed new contracts with the remaining dairies. The other eight dairies involved have made the decision to sell their herds privately.

“Dairy farming involves milking twice a day, seven days a week and is as much a lifestyle as it is a method of farming,” said Warren Beeler, GOAP executive director. “These eleven producers can now continue their family dairies thanks to Scioto, United Dairy, Inc. and DFA Southeast.” 

The newly contracted producers will begin milk pickup on July 16, 2018. 

For more information about Kentucky’s dairy industry, contact the Kentucky Dairy Development Council at (859) 516-1129 or visit the KDDC webpage at

Great strides continue being made toward lessening Kentucky’s dependence on tobacco production while revitalizing the farm economy by investing a portion of Kentucky’s Master Settlement Agreement Funds into the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.  

To date, Kentucky has invested nearly $550 million in an array of county, regional and state projects designed to increase net farm income and create sustainable new farm-based business enterprises. These funding approvals, made possible by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, represent just a few of the nearly 5,600 projects approved, since the inception of the program in January 2001.

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The 2018 KCA Convention was in Lexington January 11-12, 2018. Approximately 1187 producers, educators and industry professionals joined the KCA for the 45th convention. For the 8th year, KCA welcomed back the partnership with Burley Tobacco Growers Coop to host their individual convention and a joint Ag Industry Trade Show.


Registration opened early Friday morning and helped to keep the lines down. Over 500 people pre-registered this year. By pre-registering it ensures a smooth check-in while giving KCA staff time to plan accordingly for events and meals during the convention. To say thanks for pre-registering each registrant received a pair of gloves. Attendees that completed pre- or on-site full registration were given five tickets for $100 cash drawings during the Beef Efficiency Conference, Ag Industry Breakfast, Opening General Session, Forages Session, and Closing Session. After the drawings were complete tickets were combined for a chance to win 1 of 2 Yeti Coolers. The winners of the Yeti coolers were Ben Lloyd, Daviess County and Jason Crowe, Estill County.

Trade Show

The Ag Industry trade show was a great success this year. There were 116 exhibitors to share their products with our members. More information about the trade show can be found on page 86. Thanks to everyone who participated in the trade show. Hope to see everyone at the 2019 Ag Industry Trade Show in Owensboro.

Beef Efficiency Conference

This was the 5th Annual Beef Efficiency Conference sponsored by the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund, Kentucky Beef Network, and University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The conference hosted an impressive list of guest speakers including Chip Ramsay, Rex Ranch; Dr. Daniel Givens, Auburn University; and Darrell Busby, Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity. Speakers discussed “Enhancing Efficiency Beyond the Farm’s Fences.”

Opening General Session

The Opening General Session began with a video promoting the year in review for the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association as well as a video from our platinum sponsor Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group. KCA President, Chuck Crutcher from Hardin County welcomed everyone to Lexington during the Opening Session on Thursday afternoon. Keith Rogers, Chief of Staff with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture gave an overview of the Kentucky Agriculture Economy and updates within the KDA. Dan Miller gave the Kentucky Beef Network’s Annual Report highlighting the work KBN has been doing at the Eden Shale Farm and with the Kentucky Agriculture Development Funds it uses to execute beef producer education and marketing opportunities. Becky Thompson and Dan recognized Steve Higgins, Director of Environmental Compliance for the University of Kentucky for his support of KBN and Eden Shale Farm.Kiah Twisselman then presented the Kentucky Beef Council Annual Report. KBC has been busy this year beefing up education programs from classroom visits to teacher trainings, promoting beef in unique ways such as Ibotta app promotions and Lexington Burger Week, continuing to build relationships with valuable partners including Kroger and the Kentucky Soybean Board, and advertising to key target markets.

County President’s Award Banquet

There were approximately 150 people in attendance at the annual County President Awards Dinner. Kentucky Cattlemen’s coffee mugs, jackets and monetary prizes were awarded to counties that increased their membership significantly. The dinner was once again sponsored by Kentucky Livestock Marketing Association. Guests heard from KDA Chief of Staff, Keith Rogers who issued a challenge to each county to donate beef to their local food pantries. Ryan Goodman with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association also spoke to the group on the importance of telling their story. The night ended with a presentation of the “Big Bull” award, which honored Breckinridge County for having the largest membership in the state last year with 523 members. Congratulations again to Breckinridge County and we look forward to seeing who comes out on top next year.

Allied Industry Game Night

The evening ended with a very popular Allied Industry Council Game Night. The event was held in the trade show. Everyone who came into the trade show was given money to play Blackjack. Over $640 was raised during the event. At the end of the evening the tickets won could be used to purchase items donated by the Allied Industry Council during an auction. There were a variety of items donated including mineral, jackets, caps, ear tags, and many other items. Thanks to all of the Allied Industry members who donated to the auction and for all of those who played.

Membership Awards and Closing Session

Membership Awards were presented during the closing session this year, which allowed us time to celebrate ending 2017 with over 10,668 members. Treasurer Ken Adams gave the financial report, Nikki Whitaker presented the Community Involvement and Membership Awards while also giving a KJCA report. Carey Brown provided everyone an update on KCA Communication efforts which included Cow Country News, Livestock Advertising Network, and other communication efforts allowing Dave Maples to wrap up with an annual report for KCA outlining a year full of activities. Regional reports were given from meetings held that morning and election of the 2018 KCA officers followed. New officers include Bobby Foree, President; Tim White, President Elect; Steve Dunning, Vice-President; Ken Adams, Secretary/ Treasurer; and Chuck Crutcher, KCA Past President.


The Kentucky Forage and Grasslands Council held the Annual Forages at KCA Program. The agenda included speaker Mark Coyne from the University of Kentucky discussing soil, Dr. Chris Teutsch, UK Forage Extension Specialist focusing on Nutrient Cycles in Kentucky’s Pastures, and producer, John Bell who pulled it all together by explaining how he manages the soil, plants and animals on his farm.

Ladies Program

Over 50 women gathered for this year’s annual Ladies Program. This year the Beef Council encouraged ladies to be proud beef advocates in their community through their session themed “Backyard to Big Screen.” Ryan Goodman, Director of Grassroots Advocacy for NCBA, shared tips and tricks for how to be a positive voice for the beef industry online through social media and in their communities. ]One lucky attendee, Mary Bach from Bath County, had her recipe selected for a live cooking demonstration and mock TV cooking show appearance with local TV celebrity Lee Cruse from LEX18 News. The ladies were able to sample her Every Day and Everybody’s Steak recipe and learn how they too can take their skills to the big screen.

Evening Banquet

Friday night finished up with a wonderful steak dinner, awards, and the foundation auction. Awards were given to Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group, the Platinum Sponsor of the KCA Convention. All other sponsors were also recognized.

The 2018 Hall of Fame class was inducted and the winners included: Dr. Roy Burris, Region I; Hansell Pile, Region II;Billy Glenn Turpin, Region IV; and Jay Price, Region V.

Awards were also given to three Heifer Initiative winners at the Banquet.  This year’s winners were Sidney Sowder from Harrison County, Caleb Kernodle from Boyle County, and Nelson Paul from Bourbon County. Congratulations to all three and best of luck in the coming year! Dr. Glen Aiken, retired USDA ARS Research Leader for the Forage Animal Production Research Unit, was honored for his support to the Kentucky beef industry through his years of service with USDA. After dinner and awards the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation auction was held, the second annual Junior Auctioneer contest was hosted once again with two auctioneers competing for the grand prize of a free trip to the 2018 Livestock Marketing Association World Livestock Auctioneer Championship. Special thanks to both contestants, Ben Allen and Robert Guess as well as the KJCA for their ringmen services. Congratulations to the winner, Robert Guess! A total of $1,007 was raised during the silent auction and $4,250 was raised during the live auction.

The KY Beef Council Service Award

The Service Awards are presented to recipients that go above and beyond the call of duty to help farmers supply a safe and wholesome product and promote beef all at the same time. Theresa Stanley of Smiley Pete Publishing in Lexington received KBC’s Outstanding Service Award this year for her continuing support promoting Kentucky’s beef industry through her work on Lexington Burger Week.

Dr. Rebekah Epps was the recipient of the Outstanding Education Service Award. We thank Dr Epps for always taking the extra step, caring about the quality of teaching our youth are receiving, and for helping drive KY’s beef story into lessons all over the world.

Beef Council Beef Backer Award

The Beef Backer Awards seeks to recognize retail and food service members who have demonstrated commitment to outstanding beef marketing, merchandising, and/or menuing through beef Checkoff-funded programs as well as through retailer/food service-originated beef initiatives. The Beef Backer Award was presented to Creation Gardens. We thank Tom, John, and all Creation Gardens protein division for backing the Kentucky Beef Industry in 2017 and beyond.

Priefert Chute Membership Drawing

Priefert Ranch Equipment and KCA joined up once again to present a Priefert squeeze chute and head gate as a prize for one member who joined or renewed KCA by January 1st. This year 8,254 members were entered in for the drawing. The winner of the Priefert S0191 Squeeze Chute was David Weisbrodt from Allen County.


The Kentucky Junior Cattlemen’s Association had their annual membership meeting during the Convention. They had a large crowd with over 50 in attendance and had a full day of educational activities such as touring Blue Grass Stockyards and sitting in a mini auctioneer class. After returning to the Convention center they attended the KCA Closing Session where they heard KJCA year in review report. The day ended with the election of new officers and directors. They will be meeting soon to plan out events for the upcoming year



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LEXINGTON, KY – Four deserving cattlemen were honored during this year’s Evening Banquet at the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention in Lexington, KY on January 12, 2018. Roy Burris, Hansell Pile Sr., Billy Glenn Turpin, and Jay Price were the association’s 2018 Hall of Fame inductees.

In his role as a Professor and Extension Beef Specialist with the University of Kentucky, Roy Burris has been instrumental in implementing educational programs which have greatly benefited the beef cattle industry. Roy secured a $750,000 grant from USDA along with other funding which helped start programs such as Master Cattlemen, Master Stocker and Integrated Resource Management. He is well-known for his writing, as he has authored numerous extension publications and wrote for 31 years in the Cow Country News magazine. His friends and peers say, “Roy changed Kentucky Agriculture.” Roy lives in Princeton, KY with Karen, his wife of 45 years. They have three children and four grandchildren.

WATCH VIDEO: Roy Burris – 2018 KCA Hall of Fame – Region 1

Hansell Pile Sr. was remembered as a true gentlemen. In 1942, he began raising Polled Hereford cattle at his farm in Hardin County, KY. He raised breeding stock which were sold in 13 states across the country. Along with helping start the Hardin County Beef Association, Hansell was the county fair chairman and was active in helping 4-H and FFA members exhibit and raise cattle. Hansell was recognized by the Kentucky State Fair Board for over 50 years of consecutively exhibiting his cattle at the fair. Hansell was a steward of the land, and was always studying and learning to leave the land better than how he found it. Hansell passed away on March 1, 2006. His wife Frances passed away in 1989. They were married for 44 years, raising four children and two grandchildren.

WATCH VIDEO: Hansell Pile Sr. – 2018 KCA Hall of Fame – Region 2

Former KCA President Billy Glenn Turpin has impacted not only his community but individuals across the state. He was a vocational agriculture teacher at Madison Central High School for 31 years and led 10 national champion land judging teams. He worked closely with Madison County Extension Service to host several field days and demonstrations on his cow/calf farm. Billy’s involvement in the CPH-45 program helped improve the quality of cattle in his county as well as across the state. Billy’s peers say that “his heart is with the Beef Cattle Industry.” Billy has been married to his wife Mildred for 48 years. They raised two children and one grandchild.

WATCH VIDEO: Billy Glenn Turpin – 2018 KCA Hall of Fame – Region 4

Jay Price of Casey County exemplifies high quality farming and cattle practices. On his farm of 800+ acres, he raises 250-300 fall calving cows. He opened his farm to field days and tours to teach practices such as freeze branding, fencing and forages that impacted the operations of local cattlemen. After teaching vocational agriculture for 27 years, Jay touched the lives of not only local cattlemen but many beef leaders across Kentucky. Despite recent health issues, Jay continues to be a strong voice for beef cattle farming. Jay and his wife Carol have lived on the family farm since 1980, and have raised two children and three grandchildren. Their grandchildren will be the sixth generation to have lived on the farm.

WATCH VIDEO: Jay Price – 2018 KCA Hall of Fame – Region 5

The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association would like to congratulate all of these deserving individuals for their years of service and numerous contributions to the agriculture industry. Videos of the 2018 inductees can be viewed on the KCA Youtube and Facebook pages.

The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame is designed to honor a member of the organization that has given time, service and talent to the betterment of the Cattlemen’s Association at the county and/or state levels. Five people are inducted each year into the KCA Hall of Fame, with one inductee being from each of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Membership Regions. Inductees are nominated by their peers.


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2017 KY State Fair Recap – Kentucky Beef Council

With the fair board thinking outside the box and a change in facility layout everyone was excited to make the trip to the 2017 Kentucky State Fair. As always the Kentucky Beef Council was on site with lots of events happening every day. We showcased local producers at the commodity breakfast and on the gourmet garden cooking stage, revamped our education space at the “big red barn”, and added a little competition with our Backyard Burger Contest and Cooks vs. Cons.

State Fair is a time to showcase our great commodities and the people who produce them. With Kentucky’s booming local product market the Kentucky Beef Council decided to highlight some of those farmers during morning media coverage of the commodity breakfast. This year we were able to highlight KY Darling Meats, Sherwood Acres Beef, Harrison County High School FFA Chapter, and Kentucky Hemp Dawgs. Each producer was able to highlight their products and talk with television stations. We also gave other local producers the chance to talk about their operations and products on our Gourmet Garden cooking stage. These were very popular segments, giving the public a chance to interact with farmers and ask questions.

We partnered with the Kentucky Soybean Board again this year in our “big red barn” education space. This year we added an antique John Deere Model A (special thanks to Mr. Bill Robertson), a corner dedicated to the sustainable practices being implemented by the soybean and beef industries, and the back of the barn was a collage of Kentucky’s great farming families. We value our relationship with the Kentucky Soybean Board, we are able to answer the tough questions about antibiotics and GMO’s to ensure the public that those popular myths are not true. Virtual reality was the center of our exhibit this year, with revamped videos that make it easier for visitors to understand exactly what it is they are seeing.

On the gourmet garden stage we increased the number of cooking demonstrations, showcased the new Cooks vs. Cons contest, as well as hosted the second Backyard Burger contest. Beef demonstrations on the stage have always incorporated basic beef knowledge such as proper cooking temperatures and cuts of beef, but this year we took it a step further highlighting beef as a breakfast food, quick and simple recipes to make beef the life of any party. Cooks vs. Cons pairs a trained chef with someone who simply enjoys cooking, to face off in preparing dishes based on mystery ingredients and beef cut. Judges were chosen from the audience, to pick a winning dish as well as decide who is the cook and who is the con. The second Backyard Burger contest had over 30 burger entries competing for a blue ribbon and the right to be crowned the 2017 Kentucky State Fair Burger. During the contest judging, we hosted cooking demonstrations while keeping the crowd on their toes with beef trivia.

The 2017 Kentucky State Fair proved that changes and new ideas are a great thing! We were able to reach more consumers and producers through our changes, and promote beef in an even bigger way. We are already in the works for the 2018 Kentucky State Fair!


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KJCA Field Day at Bell’s Angus Farm

The Kentucky Junior Cattlemen’s Association had their Summer Field Day at Bell’s Angus Farm in Irvington on August 2nd. Around thirty-five youth from across the state, along with their parents, came together on the beautiful Registered Angus farm in Breckinridge County to learn about agriculture and beef cattle genetics.  KJCA Officers, Sara Crutcher (President) and Kalli Flanders (Reporter), were on hand to welcome the group to the field day.

Bobby Bell, a third generation cattle farmer, gave an overview of the Bell’s operation. Bobby’s father, Floyd Bell, along with Bobby and his family, run 30 Registered Angus cows on their 65 acre farm.  Bobby explained how they use EPD’s in selecting breeding stock with superior genetic merit to increase the economic importance of their herd. Dr. Darrh Bullock, UK Beef Cattle Genetics Extension Professor, spoke to the crowd more on EPD’s and why it is important for a producer to make good bull decisions when selecting for genetics.

Afterwards, the junior members participated in some Agriculture Literacy games provided by the Breckinridge and Grayson County Extension Office. The event ended with the Breckinridge County Cattlemen’s Association providing a delicious lunch with products from the KY Proud garden at the Breckinridge County Extension Office.

The Kentucky Junior Cattlemen’s Association would like to thank the Bell family for hosting this year’s field day as well as the Breckinridge County Cattlemen’s Association; Breckinridge County Ag Agent, Carol Hinton; Grayson County Ag Agent, Whitney Carman; and Dr. Darrh Bullock for their time and dedication to the event. Because of their generosity, the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association is able to continue its outreach for youth in the cattle industry.

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Beef Solutions Gets Approval for Ground Beef Project

KY Beef Packaging Mock Up

Beef Solutions Gets Approval for Ground Beef Project

LEXINGTON, KY. (May 19, 2017) – On Friday, May 19, Beef Solutions, LLC received funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. Beef Solutions, LLC was formed to provide a pathway for Kentucky’s cattle producers to enter the market for locally produced and marketed ground beef, guiding the product from the Kentucky farm to the meat counter.

Beef Solutions will provide a way for Kentucky consumers to purchase local ground beef and a way for Kentucky retailers to have a reliable, source verified product. While it will probably be fall before the product hits the shelves, the venture will provide a fresh, local 80/20 Kentucky ground beef product, “Kentucky Cattlemen’s Ground Beef”, that will be available to purchase in 1 pound packages.

“Our producers are thrilled to finally be able to offer Kentucky beef to consumers across the Commonwealth,” stated Dave Maples, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President. “As the largest beef producing state east of the Mississippi River, it is only fitting that we have our very own Kentucky beef product.”

The funding through the Agricultural Development Board includes a grant in the amount of $127,096 to begin operations and sustain the business until its operations have reached a sufficient scale to sustain itself. The project will be worked on throughout the summer and a plan for a Kentucky Proud ground beef product to be on Kroger shelves is planned for Fall 2017. For more information contact the KCA office at 859-278-0899.

Visit the official product website at


Beef Solutions is a single-owner Limited Liability Company, owned by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Inc., a 501 (c)(5) member-driven organization of cattle producers in Kentucky, consisting of 99 chapters across the Commonwealth and representing the interests of Kentucky’s 38,000 cattle producers.

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Beef Education Center Set to Open This Fall

The Yards

Beef Education Center Set to Open This Fall

LEXINGTON, KY. (May 19, 2017) – The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association is proud to announce that it will be supporting a beef education center set to open this fall at the Blue Grass Stockyards Regional Marketplace called The Yards.

The Yards is an acronym for Teaching, Health, Environment, Youth, Agricultural Advocacy, Research, Demonstration and Scientific Learning. It will be an educational facility focusing on the science and practices of the beef industry. The concept was created when Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group opted to give a teaching space to the beef industry in their new stockyards being built off of I-75 in Fayette County. The classroom will provide a unique learning experience for all based on its location. In addition to The Yards, the Marketplace will include business, shopping, a full-service restaurant and the stockyards.

The educational space will be available to everyone but a highlight will be local students, ranging from kindergarten through college that will be able to come to the facility and learn more about the beef industry in Kentucky. The space will also host association groups, agricultural industry events and an overall experience for consumers to be educated about beef from pasture to plate.

The New Bluegrass Stockyards

“We are so lucky to have an opportunity to impact so many people through this classroom,” stated Dave Maples, Executive Vice President for the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association. “It will provide a unique experience to work with students, producers, industry partners and consumers.”

Farm Credit Mid-America is the main sponsor of the classroom. Farm Credit Mid America is dedicated to youth in Kentucky and this partnership will support programs already in place, like the Heifer Initiative program. The facility is set to open in early September 2017. If you have questions or would like to inquire about reserving the space, please call Niki Ellis at 859-278-0899.



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Midwest Fires – Response & Donation Information

LOCAL KY Response

Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association continues to send our thoughts and prayers to the ranching communities affected by the devastating fires throughout the Midwest last week. There is an immediate need for fencing supplies in these areas. The following includes various relief efforts throughout Kentucky to support those ranchers.

Breckinridge County
The Breckinridge County Extension Service will be collecting fencing donations at their office located at 1377 S Hwy 261, Hardinsburg, KY 40143. You can also drop-off donations at the Hancock, Daviess, Webster, Meade, and Ohio County Extension Offices, which will then be delivered to Breckinridge County. You can contact Bobby Bell at (270) 547-8547, Evan Tate at (270) 668-3167, or Jeremy Armstrong at (270) 668-2056.

Hayden Farms – Daviess County
You can contact Daniel Hayden at (270) 570-2815 if you would like to coordinate a drop-off with him.

Clark County
You can contact the Southern States of Winchester store at (859) 744-3313 or contact Mike Stokley at 859-771-9195.

Monetary donations can also be sent to the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association office located at 176 Pasadena Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. Checks can be made payable to Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation. Please note Disaster Fund – Wildfire in the memo line on the check.


Fire Response Information

The following includes information compiled on various relief efforts to support those ranchers affected by the devastating fires throughout the Midwest this week. The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association sends our thoughts and prayers to the ranching and fire-fighting communities battling these fires and the difficult road ahead of putting lives back together.

The most recent and updated information has been posted at at



Ashland Fire Response: The command center for coordination of people to receive or give help is Ashland Veterinary Center. Dr. Randall Spare is heading this up. The number for people to call is 620-635-2641. Anybody in the Ashland area that needs help should please call the veterinary clinic. Also, anybody heading to Ashland to help, please call the clinic so we get people to the places of need.

The second center is coordinating hay delivery for cattle. The Neal and Jeff Kay at Ashland Feed and Seed is coordinating this effort and all hay deliveries should go to them at 1975 County Road U, Ashland, Kansas (on the south end of Main Street on the south end of town). The number to call before heading out is 785-273-5115.

Kansas Livestock Association is organizing hay and fencing material donations for delivery to affected areas in Kansas. To make in-kind donations, call KLA at (785) 273-5115. Cash donations can be made through the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF), KLA’s charitable arm, by going to

Sisters of the Kansas State University chapter of Sigma Alpha have started a fundraiser to further support those affected by the fires in Kansas. They are selling “Pray for the Plains” t-shirts, and all proceeds will be donated to the Kansas Livestock Association to help ranchers affected by the fires. Click here to buy a shirt.



There is an immediate need for hay, feed, fencing supplies, individuals willing to provide trucking, etc. for the farmers and ranchers devastated by yesterday’s fires. Donations should be taken to CHS Grainland in Haxtun. A loader and scale are both available, if needed. Contact Rick Unrein 970-520-3565 for more information about dropping off donations. Donations can also be dropped off at Justin Price’s farm (11222 CR 7 Sedgwick, CO). For more information, please contact: Kent Kokes 970-580-8108, John Michal 970-522-2330, or Justin Price 970-580-6315.

For more information on how to donate and aid these producers please visit

Checks payable to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, cash and credit card payments are being accepted at this time. Please note Disaster Fund-CO Wildfire in the memo line on the check. Cash and checks can be sent to:

Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation

Attn: Disaster Fund

9177 E. Mineral Circle

Centennial, CO 80112



If you would like to donate to this relief effort, you can do so by mail or online. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation and put “Fire Relief” in the memo line and send to P.O. Box 82395, Oklahoma City, OK 73148. To donate online, visit

If you would like to donate hay or trucking services for hay, you can do so by contacting either the Harper County Extension Office at 580-735-2252 or Buffalo Feeders at 580-727-5530 to make arrangements or provide trucking services.

Additional contacts for assisting those in need in Oklahoma include:

Tyree Ag / US-283, Laverne, OK, just over 1 mile north of stop light, last business north side of Laverne, east side of the road

Contact – Jay Dee Nielsen / 580-334-6819


Dale Long / 1 mile east, 1Ž2 mile north, 1Ž2 mile east of Gate, OK

Contact – Dale Long / 580-571-1249


May Coop Elevator / May, OK

Contact – Tom Fanning / 580-727-5530


Buffalo Coop / 322 E Harper, Buffalo, OK 73834

Contact – Beverly Mings / 580-735-2533


Western Equipment / 3999 Lakeview Drive, Woodward, OK

Contact – Caleb Zook / 580-254-0080



Two supply points have been established to collect donated hay. Each has been listed below. If you have hay that you can donate and transport to either supply point, please contact the location directly prior to transportation.

Supply Point 1

Lipscomb County Show Facility

202 West Main Street,

Lipscomb, Texas

Contact – J.R. Sprague

Office # 806-862-4601 / Cell # 806-202-5288

Supply Point 2
Clyde Carruth Pavilion
301 Bull Barn Drive
Pampa, Texas
Contact – Mike Jeffcoat
Office # 806-669-8033 / Cell # 580-467-0753

Supply Point 3

Hemphill County Livestock
Hackberry Trail
Canadian, Texas 79011
Contact – Andy Holloway, 806-823-9114


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