Triple S is a 200-acre diversified organic operation that produces
dozens of varieties of organic vegetables, chickens, turkeys, hogs
and cattle, organic dent corn, sweet corn, popcorn, soybeans, and
hard red wheat.
The farm has the slogan "We grow taste" and
attributes that taste to the organic methods used to produce meat
and vegetables. "All the pastures are certified organic and all the
animals are drug-free since 1998," said Schutte. "Animals are what
they eat. They are fed only healthy grains. I feel it is important
to work with nature, instead of against it." Schutte believes that
the all-vegetarian diet produces a tastier finished product.
This tour is being co-sponsored by the
Stewardship Alliance. "ISA is pleased to sponsor this tour of
Triple S farms," said Gayle Keiser, executive director of the
alliance. "Stan is a very innovative and successful businessman. A
tour of his farm is a gold mine for anyone interested in
small-acreage farming and direct marketing -- which connects
consumers to farmers they know and trust."
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The remaining tours are:
A fee of $20 per person will be charged for each tour. This fee
includes lunch. Registration at least one week in advance is
www.extension.uiuc.edu/smallfarm/ to register and for more
details about each of the tours, including a map and agenda; or
contact Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant at 217-968-5512 or
The tours are sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension,
the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and
Education Professional Development Program, the
Partners of Illinois, and the Agroecology/Sustainable
Agriculture Program at the University of Illinois.
[Text from file received from
the University of Illinois
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences]