RECOGNITION:
ACTIVITIES, accomplishments, awards

We always strive to be active in projects and organizations that could have a positive impact in the further development and improvement of the Agriculture industry and to our community.


Activities:

  • Member of Bethlehem Baptist Church

  • 3 term Board member of the Burley Tobacco Cooperative.

  • 2 term Vice Chairman and board member of Agriculture Workers Management Association.

  • 3 term  board member of The Governors Office of Agriculture Development Board Pulaski County.

  • 3 term board member and Vice Chairman of the Pulaski County Soil Conservation  District Board.

  • Chairman of Norfleet Cemetery and Trust. 

  • Active member of American Black Hereford Association and committees member.

  • Active member of The American Angus Association.

  • Conducting seminars and public speaking for events. 

  • Member of KY Proud Associations.

  • Participating exhibitor at several Cattle Trade Shows nationwide.

 

Farm Accomplishments:

  • FOUNDING DIRECTOR FOR THE KY AMERICAN BLACK HEREFORD ASSOCIATIONS.

  • DEVELOPED GROWING STANDARDS FOR CULINARY HERBS IN KY.

  • GRADUATED FROM BOTH KY GRAZING SCHOOL AND MASTER CATTLEMAN’S COURSE.

  • HOST OF FIELD DAY FOR SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT.

  • FIRST BREEDER IN KY TO SUCCESSFULLY FLUSH BLACK HEREFORD CATTLE AND USE EMBRYOS IN RECIPIENT CATTLE.

  • ONE OF THE FIRST AMERICAN BLACK HEREFORD BREEDERS TO EXPORT CATTLE.

  • MEMBER OF THE BCKST BLACK DYNASTY GROUP THAT OWNS THE ALL TIME HIGH SELLING BULL.

  • HOSTING THE FIRST EVER AMERICAN BLACK HEREFORD PRODUCTION SALE EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

  • PIONEER AND INNOVATOR IN CURRENTLY USED PLANTING AND GROWING TECHNIQUES FOR BURLEY TOBACCO.

  • SELECTED AS AN AMBASSADOR  REPRESENTING THE BURLEY TOBACCO COOPERATIVE IN BEIJING, CHINA.

Awards:

  • PULASKI COUNTY'S OUTSTANDING YOUNG FARM FAMILY

  • PHILLIP MORRIS  EXCELLENCE AWARD

  • GOVERNORS OFFICE OF AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • KENTUCKY COLONEL AWARD

  • SOIL CONSERVATION AWARD