Farm Beginnings – Farm Tour Scheduled for Saturday, June 30th, open to others!

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Ralph Tate talks to group about developing these pastures through mob grazing the past few years.

If people are interested in visiting a couple of organic/sustainable farms, we have a tour scheduled for Saturday, June 30th. I have a 15 passenger van rented. We will leave from the southeast corner of the parking lot of the Southeast Lincoln WalMart which is located east of 84th & Nebraska Highway 2 at 7:30 am. We will travel to Ralph Tate’s grass farm near Fairbury, NE and should get there at 9:15 or so. We will look at the pastures, cattle and some cover crops in the pasture. We will leave there around 11:00-11:30. We will stop at Mc Donald’s in Fairbury or you can bring your lunch. We will then travel to Dave Welsch’s Farm south of Milford. He doesn’t have any chickens now, but we will see his chicken coops, equipment, pastures, cattle and organically grown crops. We will probably return to the WalMart parking lot at 3:30 or so.

Cattle West Blue Farm #1
Deb Welsch lifts up fence to move cow herd at West Blue Farm. Cattle are rotationally grazed (mob) grazed through pastures at the farm.
Cattle in Feedlot West Blue Farm
These cattle were in the feedlot at West Blue Farm. They were direct marketed to customers when they were ready for slaughter.

 

Please let me know if you will participate. If you are interested it will cost you $10 and you must find your own transportation to the van, which will leave from the southeast corner of the parking lot of WalMart near 84th and Highway 2 in Lincoln at 7:30 a.m. , Saturday, June 30th. Please contact me by Friday morning, June 29th, as space is limited and it is first come first serve.  You can email me at glesoing2@unl.edu or call (402) 274-4755. Hope to see you Saturday!

 

 

 

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