Quarles Congratulates H.H. Barlow on Dairy Development Council Post
Barren County Dairyman Has Held National and State Positions
FRANKFORT (March 28, 2019) —Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles congratulated H.H. Barlow III of Barren County on his appointment as executive director of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council (KDDC).
“The KDDC has made a great choice for their new executive director,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Mr. Barlow has served in national and state leadership positions while operating his own dairy farm. We look forward to working with Mr. Barlow to find ways to advance Kentucky’s dairy industry.”
A lifelong dairy farmer, Barlow and his wife, Kathy, own and operate Barlu Dairy in Cave City and currently milk 120 Jersey cows. Barlow also works in feed sales. He was chair of the founding committee for the KDDC and has served on the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, the Kentucky Agricultural Council, the U.S. Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, the Lone Star Milk Cooperative board, and the American Dairy Association of Kentucky/Southeast United Dairy Industry Association board.
Barlow replaces Maury Cox, who retired March 1 after 10 years as the KDDC’s executive director.
The KDDC is an organization of dairy farmers and allied industries that works to promote Kentucky’s dairy industry, help the industry grow, and increase producer profitability. For more information about the KDDC, go to kydairy.org.
Kentucky dairy farmers took in an estimated $179 million in farm cash receipts from milk sales, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported. Kentucky had an estimated 53,000 dairy cows as of Jan. 1, according to NASS. The average dairy cow generates over $13,700 in economic ripple effect each year, the KDDC says.