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Farm Manager Danny Ray Spaulding

Danny Ray Spaulding has served at St. Catherine Farm since he was a teen and was hired as the Farm Manager in 1987. He is a Springfield, KY, native with a long family history in the rolling fields of the Bluegrass State.

Danny Ray has been the driving force behind many of the recent farm innovations, creating alliances with the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Proud, the Kentucky Farm Bureau, and more to bring planet-friendly, high-quality farm technology to work on this historic farm.


April Donathan serves as the Farm’s accountant.

St. Catharine Farm Advisory Council

  • William “Bud” Blair
  • Rick Greenwell
  • Matthew Johnson
  • Philip Mattingly
  • Dennis Morgeson
  • Jillian Nash (Chair)
  • Charlene Vogel, OP
  • Mary Jude Waters, OP

Awards and Honors

1992 – Kentucky Cattlemen Association’s Conservation Award

2001 – Kentucky Cattlemen Environmental Stewardship Award

2003 – Second Place, Tom Wallace Farm Forestry Award

2015 – Outstanding Conservation Cooperator Award, Washington County (KY) Conservation District Board

2018 – Agricultural Achievement Award, Springfield/Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau

2023 – Placed in Conservation Trust