LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) -- A central Kentucky man is hoping dead animals can help his family stay on the farm for another generation.
Brent Woodrum is converting is 750-acre farm in Casey County to Large Animal Composting of Kentucky -- a final resting place for deceased cows, horses and goats and a potential green solution to the issue of what to do when the animal dies.
The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board signed off on Woodrum's proposal last week to create what is believed to be the first such large-scale composting site in the state. Woodrum will receive $22,500 in tobacco settlement funds from Casey, Marion, Adair and Russell counties. Woodrum told The Advocate-Messenger he will more than match that amount with investment from his family's farm.