Aspen Island Ranch: Hayfield
Every year the Montana Organic Association hosts a public farm tour in partnership with the Organic Advisory and Education Council. In 2020, the tour took place at Mark and Jane Smith’s Aspen Island Ranch near Lavina, a cow-calf operation certified organic in 2007. The Smith’s have a holistic view of ranching, striving to raise certified organic grass-fed cattle suited to the ranch in harmony with the environment.
In this video, produced in partnership with the National Center for Appropriate Technology, co-owner Mark Smith discusses the development over time of hay fields on the ranch.
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