Kansas Hereford Association to have tour August 16-17
The Kansas Hereford Association will be having a tour of six farm and ranch operations August 16-17 in the Flint Hills region of the Sunflower State.
Three stops are planned each day of the tour.
The first stop is at 9:30 to 11 a.m., August 16, at Goedeke Herefords, 634 W. 515 Ave., McCune. From the U.S. Highway 400 and Kansas Highway 126 junction, go 4 miles east, then turn north on 90th Street and travel 1.5 miles before heading east at the church and go six-tenths of a mile on 515 Avenue. The operation is on the north side of the road.
The second stop is from noon to 2 p.m. at the MM Ranch, 701 S. Plummer Road, Chanute. The stop includes lunch. The final stop is at 3 p.m. at the Evans Hereford Farm and Blackjack Herefords, 13159 Allen Road, Fredonia. That stop includes a combination of the two herds.
The first stop on Sunday is from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Malone Polled Hereford Farm, 1371 Road F, Emporia. Tour-goers will head south of Emporia on K-99 to Road 140 and then head 4.5 miles west to Road F and then head three-eighths of a mile south on Road F. A continental breakfast is planned.
The second stop is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Milbourn Ranch with Arlan, Mary, David and Faith Stackley, 10251 N.E Cole Creek Road, El Dorado. The stop is a commercial one which will include a display of western art to show the Milbourn Ranch experience as the experts have taken their ranch to the public to explain their ranch to customers. The stop includes lunch.
The final stop is at 3 p.m. at the Dwaine and Teresa Waite operation, 7278 106 Road, Winfield. Visitors will not only see top-notch cattle but will hear about the history of the Waite family and their contributions to the Hereford breed over the years.
Tour organizers ask people who plan to attend the sites with meal stops to contact Tom Granzow by telephone at 785-466-6790 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org so a head count can be given to those who are preparing meals.
For those who need to stay overnight, a block of rooms is available for the evening of August 16, at the Flint Hills Inn and Suites, 2921 W. 18th Ave., Emporia, just off Interstate 35. The room cost is $74.20, including taxes. The rooms will be held until August 1, and people need to mention they are part of the Kansas Hereford Association tour to receive the special rate. To make a reservation, telephone the motel at 620-341-9393.