Fred Sipes

Ekron, KY

Fred began growing 50 acres of burley tobacco fresh out of high school in 1994. Soon his operation grew, and he acquired and rented more land to raise beef cattle and grow soybeans, corn, wheat, produce and hay.

Fred received a regional American Soybean Association Conservation Legacy Award in 2019.  He shares his conservation story with consumers through leadership positions with the Kentucky Soybean Association and Meade County Farm Bureau. He also organizes and hosts field days sponsored by the University of Kentucky Extension Service and local conservation district.

Fred and his wife, Stacey, are parents to twins, Joe and Sam.