Burdoc Farms has been owned and operated by the Shepherd family since 1942. With over 650 acres of open fields and forest, Burdoc Farms has been in the Shepherd family for over 80 years. The farm was once a tobacco and cattle farm, producing national champion Shorthorn Beef Cattle in the 60’s. When Keith and Sara Shepherd took over operations in the 90’s the farm was converted to a conservation farm, with a focus on; timber management, wildlife habitat, recreation and agri-tourism. In 2012, the Shepherds hosted a wedding on the family farm. All the guests talked about was how beautiful the farm was and how they should be doing weddings full time. It never occurred to them to do weddings, as a family they were more interested in agri-tourism. Sara, daughters Jessica and Jackie decided to see if we could book weddings with no amenities, just a barn. They had 12 weddings their first year in business. Jessica and Jackie talked their dad, Keith, into converting the tobacco-cattle barn into a reception barn with all the amenities; bathrooms, kitchen, and electricity. The Shepherd family painstakingly rehabbed and recycled all of the materials in both barns to enhance and preserve the authenticity of the buildings. In 2016, they decided to expand the business and build a year-round building, Keith Glen, in another location of the farm. Burdoc Farms hosts 60 to 80 weddings a year with couples coming from all over the country and a few from overseas! Jessica and Jackie decided to move back to the family farm to help run the family wedding business. Sara takes care of all sales and marketing, while Jessica and Jackie oversee staff, logistics, maintenance and grounds. Centrally located, Burdoc Farms is close to many metropolitan areas and only 3 miles from Interstate 169/Pennyrile Parkway. Clarksville, TN, Madisonville, KY, Central City/Greenville, KY are only 30 minutes away while Bowling Green, KY, Nashville, TN, and Evansville IN are only 1 to 2 hours away. It is important to the Shepherd Family to be able to share their family farm in a unique way. They promise to provide you with a setting that is authentic, memorable and one of a kind.
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