One Utah ranch is finding new ways to be agvocates (agricultural advocates) by creating opportunities for neighbors and community members to visit their ranch. Cross E Ranch is hosting it's very first Fall Festival this October in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture, reports Sandra Olney for KSL.com.
The ranch, which at one point held 17,000 head of cattle, has been in the same family for the last 50 years. Despite the fact that Salt Lake City is growing and changing every year, the family is determinded to meet the challenge. Kris Faux, one co-owner of the Cross E Ranch, told Olney, "We wanted to open up the Cross E Ranch for the community to come out and bring their kids and see what it's like to be part of a real working ranch."
Faux and her siblings continue to work the ranch their father began and work to share their love of agriculture with those around them. During the Fall Festival, visitors to the ranch go through a hay maze of the winter feed for the cattle, get to see the 250 head of cattle and other animals.
"We have to remember that agriculture is a base, it's a base of our survival and so we need to have farms," Heather Limon, another co-owner of the ranch, told Olney.
See a video of the festival and read more here.