Our farm consist of 121 acres in NE Missouri, about 15 miles west of Kirksville.
We are active conservationist and have about half of our 110 acres of pasture being converted back into native prairie grass. Located in the middle of the Missouri Mystic Plains Conservation Opportunity area, we were pleased to discover via an Audubon survey that we were the home to a number of Henslow Sparrows. It is our hope to eventually help reintroduce the Greater Prairie Chicken to our area.
All 110 acres of pasture are permanently enrolled in the Federal Grassland Reserve Program preventing them from ever being developed.
Our remaining 11 acres are a mix of woods, creeks, and an area for our house, orchard, bees, and demonstration prairie.
We were very pleased to recently be contacted by the Department of US Fish and Wildlife to see if we would consider being nominated as one of three demonstration farms in the State of Missouri showing active integration of cattle grazing with conservation oriented native grass pastures.
Our cows coming for food at the sunset
New big lake and the prairies
Big lake at the fall 2016