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SD feedlot opens doors to public

Amanda Nolz

Whatever the naysayers have to say, agriculture is still predominantly a family affair. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s 2007 Census of Agriculture, family farms account for almost 96 percent of the 2,204,792 farms in the United States. For Larry, Travis and Kenny Hostler, they want their neighbors and the community to understand that they are a family run business that is greatly contributing to the local economy. The Hostlers own and operate Hostler Farm, LLC, a feedlot located on Dry Run Creek near Mt. Vernon, SD.

To explain their business to the community, the Hostlers opened their doors and welcomed members of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as students at Mitchell Technical Institute, to visit their operation. Nearly 80 guests visited the feedlot, which has been in the family for generations. A bus tour through the yards enabled the Hostlers to educate the tour members on the nuts and bolts of the feedlot industry, describing the challenges and obstacles they have faced to stay in business.

Whatever the naysayers have to say, agriculture is still predominantly a family affair. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s 2007 Census of Agriculture, family farms account for almost 96 percent of the 2,204,792 farms in the United States. For Larry, Travis and Kenny Hostler, they want their neighbors and the community to understand that they are a family run business that is greatly contributing to the local economy. The Hostlers own and operate Hostler Farm, LLC, a feedlot located on Dry Run Creek near Mt. Vernon, SD.

To explain their business to the community, the Hostlers opened their doors and welcomed members of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as students at Mitchell Technical Institute, to visit their operation. Nearly 80 guests visited the feedlot, which has been in the family for generations. A bus tour through the yards enabled the Hostlers to educate the tour members on the nuts and bolts of the feedlot industry, describing the challenges and obstacles they have faced to stay in business.

Whatever the naysayers have to say, agriculture is still predominantly a family affair. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s 2007 Census of Agriculture, family farms account for almost 96 percent of the 2,204,792 farms in the United States. For Larry, Travis and Kenny Hostler, they want their neighbors and the community to understand that they are a family run business that is greatly contributing to the local economy. The Hostlers own and operate Hostler Farm, LLC, a feedlot located on Dry Run Creek near Mt. Vernon, SD.

To explain their business to the community, the Hostlers opened their doors and welcomed members of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as students at Mitchell Technical Institute, to visit their operation. Nearly 80 guests visited the feedlot, which has been in the family for generations. A bus tour through the yards enabled the Hostlers to educate the tour members on the nuts and bolts of the feedlot industry, describing the challenges and obstacles they have faced to stay in business.