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Lewis Family Farm

  1. 1. The Lewis Family Farm <ul><li>Jaime Morin </li></ul><ul><li>Summer 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 4. Some Statistics <ul><li>1200 Acres </li></ul><ul><li>235 Head of Cattle </li></ul><ul><li>About 2 tons of White Winter Wheat per Summer Harvest </li></ul><ul><li>Pear Orchard, Apple Orchard, and Vineyard </li></ul><ul><li>4 Full Time Staff </li></ul><ul><li>5 Interns </li></ul>
  3. 5. The Living Arrangements
  4. 6. The Other Interns
  5. 7. Staff and Apprentice
  6. 8. Dr. Marco Turco “The Cow Whisperer” “The Cow Whisperer” <ul><li>South African </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2,000 parachutes with the South African Military </li></ul><ul><li>Received his Masters at Madrid </li></ul><ul><li>Also teaches at SUNY Plattsburgh </li></ul>
  7. 9. Why Organic? <ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Higher quality products </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier work environment </li></ul><ul><li>Good moral standards </li></ul>
  8. 10. Why Grass Fed? <ul><li>Cows are not meant to eat corn. </li></ul><ul><li>Digestive enzymes in the cows overproduce the bacteria that cause e. coli problems that we see in our beef today. </li></ul><ul><li>Grass fed meats are leaner and better for you! </li></ul><ul><li>Finally: Organic, Grass fed cattle aren’t given any steroids, growth hormones, or antibiotics. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Who Do We Sell To? <ul><li>Our beef goes to restaurants across the East Coast who are keen on being “green” and organic. </li></ul><ul><li>Local produce sales </li></ul><ul><li>The Amish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing to pay the price for organic, 2nd cut hay for their dairy cows </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Horticulture Days <ul><li>The various projects and undertakings that I was responsible for in the Horticulture portion of my internship </li></ul>
  11. 13. Granny Chores
  12. 14. Pear Orchard
  13. 15. Apple Orchard
  14. 16. Vineyard
  15. 17. Weed Project
  16. 18. Riparian Barrier
  17. 19. Hay Making <ul><li>Mowing </li></ul><ul><li>Tetting </li></ul><ul><li>Raking </li></ul><ul><li>Bailing </li></ul><ul><li>Picking up with the Stinger </li></ul><ul><li>Stacking </li></ul>
  18. 20. Day 1: Mowing
  19. 21. Day 1&2: Tetting
  20. 22. Day 2 or 3: Raking
  21. 23. Day 3: Bailing
  22. 24. Day 3: Picking Up
  23. 25. Day 3: Stacking
  24. 26. Cattle Days <ul><li>Cow checks </li></ul><ul><li>Treating cows </li></ul><ul><li>Breeding cows </li></ul><ul><li>Babies </li></ul><ul><li>Shuffling/shuttling cattle </li></ul><ul><li>Triumphs </li></ul><ul><li>Whoops! </li></ul>
  25. 27. Cow Checks
  26. 28. Treating Cows
  27. 29. Genex Breeding Program
  28. 30. It’s a Girl!
  29. 31. Shuttling Cattle
  30. 32. Triumphs
  31. 33. Stuff Happens
  32. 34. Shenanigans
  33. 35. Rafting Adventure
  34. 36. Pool Schmool!
  35. 37. A Few Weekends Home
  36. 38. One Final Adventure
  37. 39. Questions?

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