Fall farm tours set for SE KS October 17
The fourth installment of the Kansas Farmer Veteran Coalition & Kansas Farmers Union Fall Farm Tour Series will begin at veteran-owned and operated Leafy Green Farms (3402 Airport Circle, Pittsburg, KS 66762) using shipping container and vertical hydroponics to deliver hyper local vegetables and herbs to area business and residents. Leafy Green Farms uses no pesticides or herbicides and they grow and harvest weekly, all year long. Climate does not affect their farm and they can grow many specialty herbs and vegetables not normally available to this particular region of Kansas. Founded by retired MLB ballplayer Adam LaRoche and his family, the second stop on the tour, E3 Ranch, is located at 13 S National Ave, Fort Scott, KS. Their devotion to sustainable and humane practices leads to the highest quality beef in America. E3 Certified black and red angus cattle are grass fed, grain finished, given ample room to roam, and never subjected to antibiotics, steroids, or added hormones. This responsible, holistic approach is rooted in their pledge to be good stewards of the land and animals under their care. ReproLogix (2031 Indian Road Fort Scott, KS 66701) is a full-service cattle and small ruminant reproduction company headquartered in Fort Scott, KS. Their goal is to provide customers with the highest quality services at competitive prices. They combine their knowledge and expertise in reproductive physiology with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to maximize the reproductive performance of clients’ cattle, deer, sheep, and goats. A local foods lunch sponsored by Frontier Farm Credit will be served at 12:30 PM followed by a presentation by Katelyn Stull, food safety associate with K-State Research & Extension on timely food safety topics following lunch. This set of tours is a collaboration of Kansas Farmers Union, Kansas Farmer Veteran Coalition, Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition, K-State Research & Extension, and the Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops. Local food lunches are graciously sponsored by Frontier Farm Credit. All tours are open to everyone, and registration is requested to make adequate plans for lunch and handouts. For more information on this tour, and to register, please visit www.kansasfarmersunion.org/events or contact Mary Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-562-8726.