SARC Board of Directors

Jim Ellis, President

Jim has been a Shelby County farmer for over 50 years and would like to see farming continue in Shelby County. Plain and simple, farming has to have farmland to farm. Farming is too important to Shelby County’s quality of life and economy to just let it slip away.

JoAnn Adams, Vice President

JoAnn Adams and her husband Sam are dedicated to preserving the rural and historic nature of their family farm near Pleasureville, where they raise Blue Face Leicester sheep. JoAnn markets their single farm wool products through her business, Sweet Home Spun, located in the Low Dutch Meetinghouse. JoAnn also enjoys sharing the traditional wool crafts of knitting and spinning through classes and demonstrations.

Nate Buckler, Treasurer

Nate is a young farmer in Cropper, KY, and farms with his wife Emily and son Harrison. They raise corn, soybeans, hogs, and wool sheep. Aside from farming, he is a District Sales Manager for Seed Consultants, Inc. and enjoys establishing and managing habitats for game birds and wildlife.