Jackie (Jody) D. Jr. & Michelle C. Huckabay
With more than 35 years of shared, hands-on experience, Elm Tree Farm’s owners and executive management team, Jackie (Jody) D. Huckabay Jr. and Michelle C. Huckabay, combine their farm, Thoroughbred, and agribusiness expertise in order to effectively operate a successful and reputable operation that enjoys a long (and growing) list of satisfied clients.
Jody and Michelle not only have the knowledge and understanding of the numerous business aspects that are involved in such an endeavor, but are also focused on the many day-to-day operational concerns and challenges of such a vibrant business.
Serving as Farm Manager, Jody has a Master’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky where he focused on equine nutrition. While attending U.K., he also managed the university’s world-renowned research farm in the equine division, coordinating various research projects and supervising both students and university employees in the care and maintenance of 150 horses.
Elm Tree’s Office and Sales Manager, Michelle has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Kentucky where she majored in Animal Science. She is responsible for all office duties, accounting, payroll, client billing and relations, horse record keeping, and coordinates the farm’s mare breedings. Previously, she also worked for Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture as a livestock market news reporter.