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Dean Lawson

Albert Dean Lawson iand his wife Karen are life-long residents of Clay County who have been involved with cattle farming in the past and are re-entering the business.  To achieve this goal, the Lawson’s have leased a 130-acre farm outside Manchester for a 5-year term and are preparing it for cattle.  With the $7,500 SOAR Farm Loan, the Lawson’s will prepare the pastures, replenish grasses and purchase several head of cattle.


The SOAR Small Production Loan Fund is a low-interest financing resource designed to assist small producers grow healthy, nutritional foods so that they can move into commercial production. The goal is to support and educate growers to develop a strong local food system in eastern and southern Kentucky that will be market-supported and result in a profit for the growers.


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