BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The American Black Hereford Association (ABHA) is moving its headquarters to Bowling Green, KY.
Tim Tarter, association president said, “The Board of Directors made the decision to move the office to Kentucky this past winter, and we have been working with Kentucky agricultural leaders for several month to make it happen.”
The move to Kentucky is made possible in part with a Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund (KADF) grant. The association was approved for up to $100,000 in funding, with the requirement of $50,000 in state funds to be matched by $50,000 in county funds.
“The support of Kentucky’s agriculture community has made it possible for the association to make this move to Bowling Green in a few short months,” said Tarter. “We look forward to becoming a part of Kentucky’s strong beef industry, and building programs to give back to Kentucky producers who have stepped up to show support for our association with their support of our KADF project.”
Brian Chism, Executive Director for the ABHA said, “The KADF grant project is about much more than just providing assistance for the ABHA’s move to Kentucky. The grant will allow the ABHA to introduce Kentucky beef producers to the Black Hereford breed, while also introducing Black Hereford producers around the nation to Kentucky.”
The funding will also be used for Kentucky regional educational workshops for producers, cost- share programs for Kentucky Black Hereford producers to participate in shows, hosting the ABHA Junior Nationals in Kentucky, hosting American Black Hereford sales in Kentucky, and hosting a “Welcome to Kentucky Tour” for association members.
“I am excited to welcome the American Black Hereford Association to Bowling Green, Kentucky,” said Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles. “I look forward to working with Brian and the ABHA board in the years ahead as they bring shows, sales, and producers from around the nation to our great state.”
The association’s office will be located at 400 East Main Street, Suite 310A in Bowling Green, KY.
The ABHA is a growing producer organization with farmer members across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. To learn more about the ABHA, the Black Hereford breed, or the Association’s move to Bowling Green, KY contact the ABHA at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blackhereford.org.
— American Black Hereford Association
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