Cows, milk, tasty yogurt, a beautiful Kansas day and a fascinated group of bloggers are what made up our trip to McCarty Farms in Kansas on Thursday. The McCarty’s are a family rooted in agriculture. They have been producing milk for generations – first in Pennsylvania, and now at four progressive diaries located within 80 miles of one another in the heart of rural Kansas. On this particular day we were at their Rexford location and had the chance to tag along with a group of food bloggers hosted by the Kansas Farm Bureau. Just one of many stops on the #farmfoodtour, the McCarty’s rolled out the red carpet and showed these ladies all facets of their business. We saw fat and happy cows, brand-new-still-wet calves, their processing facility for transforming raw milk into a condensed product sold to Dannon yogurt, and, of course, the actual milking in action. It was a great tour on a beautiful farm and a perfect example of how learning and seeing where your food comes from can transform your vision of agriculture and food production. Our hats are off to the entire McCarty family!
As you can imagine, telling the story of where food comes from takes us to to some pretty amazing places. Last week, Jim and Gordon were auditing up in Alberta and we had to share this shot of them in front of Horseshoe Canyon. Beautiful!
There were pumpkins galore at CALF’s Harvest Day this year! Check out these fun photos we snagged during the event on Saturday. Moms, dads and kids alike were having a great time!
We are excited about this new program and how it will help livestock producers ensure they are meeting complex verification and certification program requirements for feedstuffs. Learn more about how Alltech is leading the way in verified feeds in their recent blog post.