Mettenburg Farm, a family operation that serves as the Demonstration Site for the Tallgrass Network Savory Hub in Eastern Kansas, is featured in the local county Farm Bureau association's blog.
Family members took the opportunity to challenge Farm Bureau for its stances that can work against small and regenerative farmers and ranchers, and were pleased to see their comments in print.
"We take it as a sign that Farm Bureau is beginning to recognize alternative voices in farming," said Julie Mettenburg, Hub leader. "Whether for self-serving reasons or because there are truly new voices in Farm Bureau, we are hopeful that diversity will begin to change these traditional organizations. New voices can help them be better advocates for farmers and ranchers, and for those who rely on us to operate in an ethically and ecologically responsible way."
Mettenburg Farm and its Network partners utilize Holistic Management in the stewardship of their resources. They also help others learn and transition their stewardship to Holistic Management.
To learn more see also the Tallgrass Network video featured by the Savory Institute for the 2016 U.N. World Day to Combat Desertification.