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Cheney Lake Watershed - Winter workshop with Del Ficke

  • South Hutchinson Community Building 101 W. Ave. C South Hutchinson, KS (map)

Join us for lunch and an engaging workshop with Nebraska farmer, Del Ficke, the manager of Ficke Cattle Company – Graze Master Genetics®. With more than 35 years
of experience as both an agriculturist and cattleman, Del has developed a one-of-a-kind trademarked breed of composite cattle, the Graze Master.

Del has spent the last several years transitioning his farming operation back to what he calls, “a more holistic, sensible and profitable approach that is both modern and historically-based in both concept and philosophy.” He is restoring the soils to their more natural state and has transformed commodity-driven cropland back into native pastures as well as adopted a mob-grazing approach to cattle raising. Del has sold cattle genetics as well as consulted throughout the nation and internationally.

In addition to his production agricultural pursuits, Del has experience managing a medical clinic in Lincoln, Neb. and he has also held numerous leadership positions in agricultural associations and in agricultural business. Del and his wife Brenda live on the fifth-generation farm near Pleasant Dale, Neb.with their daughter Emily, son Austin and his wife Alyssa and their daughter Attley.

No need to RSVP. Lunch available as long as the food lasts!

Earlier Event: January 23
Soil Health U.
Later Event: January 29
No-till on the Plains Winter Conference