Day 15 of my “30 Days of MN Agriculture” is Craig Fischer of Sleepy Bison. The Fischers are from Sleepy Eye in south central Minnesota. They have been raising bison for a little over three years. Make sure you read to the end because there is a recipe!
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Tell me a little about your farm and/or business?
We operate a small, diversified, pasture based farm. The pulse of the farm revolves around our bison herd, while our poultry, pigs, cats, and dog round out the farm. We believe in natural regenerative production of food, centered on the production of quality grasses and forage, just like our grandparents.
How long have you farmed or been in business?
I have been actively farming on the family farm as long as I can remember. We focused more on row crop production when I grew up, only having feeder cattle for a couple seasons. My family has a rich history in the dairy sector, though, with many former dairy princesses, the first 3E rated dairy cow in MN (rated excellent 3 years in a row), and the first 50 cow dairy herd in the county; the farm place we live on has raised just about everything over the years, except bison.
My wife Elizabeth and I jumped into the bison industry a little over 3 years ago. We got married and started fencing together. We have not looked back since. While the bison were jumping stone number one, we started raising chickens two years ago and made our first splash into the turkey and hog business in 2016.
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