By TODD GOTTULA
KEARNEY – A Nebraska farmer recognized nationally as a leading expert on sustainable agriculture and grass-based livestock systems is speaking at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Kevin Fulton, owner of Fulton Farms – a 2,800-acre organic grazing operation in Sherman County near Litchfield – will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 14) at UNK’s Copeland Hall room 142. The title of his talk is “Sustainable Agriculture.”
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Fulton produces and markets grass-fed cattle and does custom grazing. His diversified livestock farm includes cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, horses, as well as wheat and hay enterprises.
Fulton’s approach to farming has been featured in many trade journals, magazines and newspapers across the U.S.
As a speaker, he has presented at venues from New York to Los Angeles, promoting sustainable agriculture and grass-based livestock systems to university faculty, students, livestock and ag organizations, and consumer groups.
He also is founder of the Ag Advisory Council for the Humane Society of the United States, bringing together prominent farmers and ranchers from across the country to help shape farm animal welfare reform.
Fulton holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Kansas State University and a master’s in exercise physiology from Colorado State University.
He has been highlighted in several books, including “The Bond” by Wayne Pacelle, which is on the New York Times bestseller list. Fulton Farms also has an internship program that draws future farmers from across the country who want to learn about organic grass-based agriculture.
Prior to returning to the family farm in 1993, Fulton worked as a college strength and conditioning coach. He also was an accomplished power lifter, winning many weightlifting and strongman competitions at the international level while setting numerous records.
Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, firstname.lastname@example.org
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