Join us for a community supper featuring local foods at a local bakery and café.
New Shoots Farm
Tour a vertically integrated, organic, medium-scale farm enterprise with grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and vegetables in production. Learn how Harn is investing in new infrastructure to produce and process differentiated farm products, in ways that recycle energy through the whole farm system. Learn about specialized machinery, and explore the wholesale and retail marketplaces for fresh produce and pasture-based meat.
· Naturally raised grass-fed beef
· Pastured poultry
· Organic vegetables
· Compost energy system for year round vegetable production
· Harn Soper, CEO
· Jarret Herke, Livestock Manager
· Dennis McDonald, Marketing Manager
· Rich Schuler, Energy Consultant
New Shoots Farm is 100 acres of certified organic vegetables; 400 acres of organic corn, soybeans, oats, alfalfa and popcorn; 314 acres of conventional corn and soybeans; and 160 acres of certified organic pasture with black angus (natural, grass-fed), and field-raised poultry. The pasture has its own on-farm poultry processing facility. The vegetable farm has a state-of-the art, year-round aerobic/anaerobic compost energy system for greenhouse heating (includes hot water boiler and biogas heat generator).
Field Day sponsors: Soper Farms
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