The Adair County Cattlemen’s Association will celebrate May Beef Month on Friday, May 6, by serving ribeye lunches at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A $5 donation will provide a ribeye sandwich, chips, dessert, and drink.
May Beef Month celebrates the community of farmers and ranchers who work hard every day to raise safe and nutritious beef that is enjoyed by consumers around the world. It is estimated that Adair County has just over 500 cattle farmers. Not only do these farmers provide food for our tables but also supports the local economy supporting multiples agriculture related businesses. As of Jan. 1, 2021, USDA estimated there were 41,000 cattle in Adair County: 18,000 being beef cows, 3,800 dairy cows, and the remaining being calves.
The Adair County Cattlemen’s Association purpose is to provide members education on cattle production and promote the consumption of beef/dairy products. The Association meets roughly six times a year, holding educational meetings and field days.
Members receive discounts at local agri-businesses and may market their cattle through the Adair County Cattlemen’s Feeder Calf program. Currently, there are 334 members. Membership cost is $30 for individuals and $45 for couples annually. For more information, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at (270) 384-2317.
KENTUCKY WOMEN IN AG COMING TO COLUMBIA
The District 9 chapter of the Kentucky Women in Agriculture (KWIA) will be meeting in Columbia at Day & Day Feed on Tuesday, May 10, at 5 p.m. A complimentary meal will be provided. If you have been curious about what the KWIA organization has to offer, don’t miss the close-to-home opportunity.
KWIA is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization made up of a diverse group of individuals with ties to the agriculture industry in the Commonwealth. Members include farm owner/operators, agribusiness owners/operators, agricultural entrepreneurs, state and federal personnel, agriculture educators, students, and consumers.
The objectives of the organization include:
• To provide and promote educational opportunities that advance the interests and welfare of members.
• To educate members on policy, legislative processes, and issues that are of concern to agriculture.
• To serve as a liaison between members and entities interested in the sustainability of agriculture.
• To prepare members for leadership roles in agriculture at the county, state, and national levels.
For more information on KWIA, visit their website at www.kywomeninag.com
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