Darrel Franson started a second career in 1993 when his family moved from Wisconsin to Mt. Vernon, MO. The former cooperative manager found that raising a beef herd on toxic tall fescue was challenging, so slowly started renovating pastures to novel-endophyte fescue and doesn't regret the cost, he says. Franson says the benefits of having a healthy, more-productive herd are paying off. For more, see our story, "Taking The Toxic Out Of Tall Fescue."
But firstfollow Franson on his afternoon chores this very hot June day.