The Winstead Story

The Winstead family has deep roots in western Kentucky

Kerry and Debbie Winstead farm more than 4,000 acres in western Kentucky with their friends and neighbors Brian and Stacy Hornback and other family members. They raise cattle, soybeans, and yellow corn in addition to popcorn on land they own and land that they farm for more than 40 other landowners. The Winsteads have grown popcorn for Preferred Popcorn for about five years. "We are happy to be affiliated with an excellent company that treats its producers like family," Kerry says. The Winstead family has deep roots in western Kentucky. Mann Winstead, who served as a drummer boy in the Revolutionary War, came to Kentucky from North Carolina in the late 1700s. Another ancestor, also named Mann Winstead, fought in the Civil War.

Debbie works for Independence Bank. They have two daughters: Lora Lee is an attorney, married to a Logan County farmer; and April is a dermatologist and is married to a physician in Lexington. Kerry and Debbie have five grandchildren: Owen, Anna Lee, Kate, Ellie, and Kerry. Their only grandson, Owen, is on the farm every chance that he gets. "My family eats Preferred Popcorn every night," Kerry says. "We want people to know that their children are eating the same thing that ours are."