It's a great day to be a Kentucky Deer Farmer! My name is Jason Becker and I humbly accepted the appointment as KALA President by the KALA Board of Directors. For those who were not able to attend this past Saturday's Quarterly KALA Meeting, I wanted to take the chance to introduce myself to those who I have not met.
I got into whitetail deer farming in March 2019 when my dad, Steve Becker, and I decided to start a deer farm. I retired from the Navy in 2019 after 25 years of service and moved to Kentucky in 2020 to get involved full time in the family deer business. Moving to Kentucky has been a life changing experience for my family and I can't thank my wife Ty enough for supporting this decision. Our two youngest children are homeschooled and have already proven themselves as excellent farm hands helping bottle feed the fawns! Triple B Deer farm was selected months ago by the KALA Magazine committee for a feature article and can be found in the latest issue that most of us just received.
I have dedicated myself to deer farming and helping our industry any way I can. As KALA President my duties include adhering to the mission of KALA:
1. Promote the Kentucky Cervid Industry.
2. Provide educational opportunities and information sharing.
3. Promote high ethical standards in care, handling and harvesting of Kentucky deer.
4. Be a collective voice in governmental issues that affect Kentucky deer farming.
5. Insist that our membership operate in a legal, honest and forthright manner with fellow members, other deer producers and the general public.
I take this mission as seriously as I have those in my military career and always conduct myself with honor, courage, and commitment. While my experience in the industry has been brief, my duties as President are largely administrative and I have extensive experience with that. We are fortunate to have an incredible Board of Directors with many many years of experience to draw upon.
I ask our members to help our membership grow and be as involved as possible through the many committee opportunities we have opening right now. We need one strong voice for Kentucky Deer Farmers and Preserves and KALA is that voice. Incredible growth and improvement has been made over the past 12 months and the future is going to be even better. This organization is for all deer farmers, big and small. I look forward to hearing from everyone and working together to make Kentucky Deer Farming Great Again!