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Dairy Transitions Meetings coming up in east and west Kentucky
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host meetings in east and west Kentucky to educate prospective and current dairy farmers about transferring farms from one generation to the next and establishing lease or contract arrangements to start a new dairy.
The east Kentucky meeting is June 4 at the Fleming County Cooperative Extension office, and the west Kentucky meeting is June 5 at the Christian County extension office. Meeting times are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time.
Meeting topics include human dynamics, alternative dairy business models, economic considerations, legal considerations, business plans, family dynamics, leasing and contract considerations and support network contacts.
Registration is $15 and should be mailed by May 29 to Jeffrey Bewley, 407 W.P. Garrigus Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0215.
For more information, contact Bewley at 859-257-7543 or Jack McAllister at 859-257-7540. For Christian County meeting specifics contact Jay Stone at 270-886-6328; for Fleming County meeting specifics contact Jeff Smith at 606-845-4641.
The meeting flyer is available online.
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