South Dakota Farm Takes Diverse, Regenerative Approach
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The Freeland family in Caputa, South Dakota, has taken a regenerative approach and is diversifying its farm operation, reports Tri-State Neighbor. Shawn Freeland reduced his cattle herd to 200 and has focused on expanding grazing with alternative forage crops, so that the cattle do more of the work. He is also moving toward smaller-framed cattle that will grass-finish more effectively. Meanwhile, the family is introducing new enterprises, such as a pumpkin patch and honey production, to the operation.