MoKan Hosts Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 , 1:17 pm

Over 50 people attended the MoKan Ag Tour which was held prior to the NAMA Boot Camp on Tuesday, August 12.

The first stop on the Ag Tour was Heritage Tractor in Harrisonville, MO, which is one of the largest John Deere dealerships in the region. Heritage Tractor supplies top-of-the-line and high-quality crop production equipment to both traditional farmers/ranchers and the rural lifestyle audiences.

Next on the tour was a stop for lunch at Pendleton Farms. Pendleton Farms is a large scale, diversified specialty crop operation including flower and vegetable sales. Visitors can see all types of production, including greenhouse, hot house and field crops. John and Karen Pendleton grow three varieties of asparagus that are propagated for crowns and are sold each February. The farm also grows corn, wheat and soybeans, and the cattle feedlot has been converted into a parking lot for customers at Pendleton’s Country Market. The list of produce has grown to include all kinds of vegetables and flowers, as well as honey and jams made by neighboring growers.

The last stop on the tour was Landers Dairy. Landers Dairy is a Grade A Goat Dairy that also features a cheese cave for naturally aging the cheese. Attendees learned about the goat milking process and how the cheese is made. In addition, attendees were able to show off their milking skills by milking a goat.

Special thanks to MoKan NAMA for hosting the Ag Tour again this year!

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