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Aspen Island Ranch: Interview with the Smiths

Aspen Island Ranch: Interview with the Smiths
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-owners Mark and Smith discuss how the ranch began and the philosophies and strategies that guide them.

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