My life experiences have been and continue to be vastly different than those of my fellow Americans. Most of my fellows have next to no understanding of what I do. Worse, many have been told that the food I produce for them is poisoned or unsafe or unhealthy, that I'm a destroyer of the land, that I cause much of global warming, that I slaughter the innocent for pay. Most folks don't believe all of the bad stuff, but they hear so much bad stuff, so often, that they wonder, and they have anxieties and concerns.
I've been giving informal tours of the ranch for the last dozen years, part of an effort to fight back against the anti-agriculture narrative. I've found that I can really be of service to my fellow man by showing and telling. I'd like to do more, but I'm a businessman. I have to cash flow and feed myself or I'll be out on my arse.
So the question has been, for the last few years, is there a way to integrate the showing and telling into the business? It's starting to look like the answer is yes.
So just out of curiosity, what would you be willing to pay for a three-hour guided ranch tour? There's a poll gadget over there to the right.
|An Americorps team meets the ranch dogs.|
|They loved the I-80 overpass.|
|Julie and Elwyn, farmers from Herefordshire.|
|Summer sunset ranch hike.|
|Families from Omaha on a ranch ecosystem tour.|
|Feeding Haji the bottle calf.|