Last week I traveled to western Iowa and Missouri to get a view of grassland farms that graze livestock on permanent pastures. I visited the farm of Tim Kelley in Elmo, Missouri. Tim is selling his 200 acre farm (Valley View Farm) that is currently home to grazing herds of sheep and black angus cattle. The angus are the property of Clinton Ohnmacht, a young farmer looking to get his start with sustainable agriculture. Clinton’s family farm is nearby and grows conventional row crops and grain fed beef. He is interested in changing to a grass fed operation and Valley View Farm fits nicely with this plan. We would like to diversify operations and are currently researching the possibility of this acquisition.
Dave M. (Farmland Forager)