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Friday September 21, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT

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Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch and Seed Savers 


Sustainability Fieldtrip 

Join us on September 21 for a field trip to Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch in Fredericksburg and Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm in Decorah.

A 500 acre family heritage farm, Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch offers a firsthand glimpse at raising buffalo without the use of growth hormones, stimulants or antibiotics. Customers can purchase buffalo products such as sirloins, ribeye and strip steak all of which are healthy alternative beef options. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how buffalo are raised right in northeast Iowa.

Heritage Farm is the headquarters of Seed Savers Exchange located in Decorah, Iowa. Nestled among sparkling streams, limestone bluffs, and century-old white pine woods, the 890-acre farm is a living museum of historic varieties. Thousands of heirlooms are grown in certified organic fields. The trip allows students to learn about genetic resources preservation and the thousands of varities of seeds-- from beans to flowers and melons. Heritage Farm is also the home to the extremely rare Ancient White Park Cattle. The farm is home to approximately 80 of the 800 remaining cattle worldwide.

For more information about either of the fieldtrip sites, visit their websites below. 

Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch

Seed Savers Exchange

To attend, please bring $5 and a sack lunch. Those attending will be provided transportation.