Belle Meade Plantation Research Paper

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Belle Meade Plantation was founded in the 1800’s by John Harding. At the time the plantation was primary used for breeding thoroughbred racing horses. In the early 2000’s, Alton Kelly who managed the plantation along with his wife Sheree, after a few years they were faced with struggling to keep the plantation going. The economy took a turn which resulted in reduced household salaries. A lot of the non-profit income dropped because of donations declined, funding from state, federal and local sources dropped. This also included a decrease in the number of people who volunteered, whether unwilling or unable because of income issues. (Ferrell, O.C., Ferrell, L., & Thomas, D., 2010). That is when the Kelly’s knew they had to come up with a plan
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