The Steak and Potatoes Tour will take you deep into the beautiful Sequatchie Valley to Pikeville, Tennessee. The first stop on this tour is to Manderly Farms. Manderly Farms will share with you how they take several rolling acres of cool season forages to manage a large Angus cow-calf herd. This farm family also manages a youth campground and conference center in close proximity to the farm. Next, participants will travel just a short distance to Burns Farms. Burns Farms was established in 1952 with a 4-H project and a love for the Hereford breed. It is now the largest registered Hereford breeder in the southeast. They now have two annual female and bull sales each year, selling over 150 bulls and 100 females annually. The farm focuses on quality bull selection and utilizes the latest technology, such as providing genetically enhanced EPDs on all bulls. After this great opportunity, participants will hang out with the locals at the best eatery in town before traveling back through the Sequatchie Valley to Gifford Farms. Gifford Farms is a family run business that has developed, literally, from the ground up. They began by gardening to feed their families and selling the occasional pork or beef to friends. The operation has expanded to more than 250 acres of fruits and vegetables as well as pastured beef and pork.
ADVISEMENT: This tour will include moderate walking, and closed toed shoes are advised.