Date: Sept. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: River Hills Ranch, 27759 357th Ave, Platte, SD 57369
Schedule of Events:
10 a.m. – Featured speaker: Gabe Brown
12 p.m. – Lunch provided
1 p.m. – Panel of Aberdeen breeders
2 p.m. – Look at facilities and bulls in development program
For more information, visit www.midwestaberdeenassociation.com.
Guest Speaker Gabe Brown is from Bismark, North Dakota. Mr Brown is a fellow Aberdeen breeder who has been named one of the top 25 agriculture leaders in the US. He will speak about his background and focus on the regeneration of our resources he is so passionate about. Lunch will be provided. After lunch there will be another guest panel full of 4 leaders in the Aberdeen breed. To finish up we will check out the bulls in the 2021 MAA Bull Sale.
Featured Speaker Gabe Brown:
Gabe Brown is one of the pioneers of the soil health movement, which focuses on the regeneration
of our resources.
Gabe, along with his wife, Shelly, and son Paul, own and operate Brown’s Ranch, a diversified 5,000-acre
farm and ranch near Bismarck, North Dakota. The ranch consists of several thousand acres of native
perennial rangeland along with perennial pastureland and cropland. Their ranch focuses on farming and
ranching in nature’s image.
The Browns holistically integrate their grazing and no-till cropping systems, which include a wide variety
of cash crops, multi-species cover crops along with all natural grass finished beef and lamb. They also
raise pastured laying hens, broilers and swine. This diversity and integration has regenerated the natural
resources on the ranch without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides.
The Browns are part owners of a state inspected abattoir which allows them to direct market their
products. They believe that healthy soil leads to clean air, clean water, healthy plants, animals, and
Over 2,000 people visit the Brown’s Ranch annually to see this unique operation. They have had visitors
from all fifty states and twenty-six foreign countries.
Gabe and Brown’s Ranch have received many forms of recognition for their work, including a Growing
Green award from the Natural Resource Defense Council, an Environmental Stewardship Award from the
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and a Zero-Till Producer of the Year Award, to name a few. Gabe
has also been named one of the twenty-five most influential agricultural leaders in the United States.
Gabe recently authored the book, “Dirt to Soil, One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture.”
He is a partner, along with Ray Archuleta, Shane New and Dr. Allen Williams, in Understanding Ag
He is also an instructor for Soil Health Academy, which focuses on teaching others the power and
importance of healthy functioning ecosystems.