06-27-16 RMFU: July 6th Workshop To Focus On Bison…

RMFU New logo 111315 July 6th Workshop To Focus On Bison

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the National Bison Association invite you to join Jeff Moyer, executive director of the Rodale Institute of Kutztown, Penn., and Dave Carter, executive director of the National Bison Association, at the Buffalo Ranch south of Strasburg on the afternoon of July 6 to discuss regenerative agriculture and bison ranching.

Moyer has worked with Rodale Institute since 1975, most recently as the institute’s farm director. Working directly with farmers of all backgrounds, Moyer is a voice for the farmer’s perspective regarding issues in organic agriculture. He is widely respected for his contributions to Organic No-Till and the design of the No-Till Roller Crimper. He was appointed executive director of the Rodale Institute in 2015.

Moyer will be at the Buffalo Ranch to see the bison operation on the 7,800-acre property owned by the Plains Conservation Center, and operating as a Savory Hub for holistic management. The ranch herd is owned by a partnership involving former RMFU President Carter and his wife, Sue, and two other ranch families.

The event will start with a late lunch at 1 p.m. to followed by a discussion on Rodale’s work in fostering organic agriculture. After this, Carter will provide an overview of the growth of the bison business, consider the opportunities for new producers to enter the business, and host a tour of the 200-cow herd.

To get to the ranch, take I-70 to the Strasburg exit. Turn south and the road will jog to the east, and then again to the south. Go south for 10 miles. Turn left on County Road 42 and head east for two miles. The road will dip down into a valley, and then up again. The ranch entrance is on the right-hand side (the is a yellow dumpster by the road). Follow the road for about a mile to the ranch.

Red Barn Bison Company logo

The Red Barn Bison Company is a bison operation in Weld County.