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Farm tour will include Janzen Family Farms

Staff writer

A central Kansas Oct. 11 farm tour organized by Kansas Farmers Union will include a stop at Janzen Family Farms. The operation straddles the Marion County/Harvey County line south of Peabody. Its headquarters is in Marion County, two miles west of Old Mill Road on 10th Road.

The farm is a diversified livestock and grain operation that utilizes sustainable practices including organic crop production. It sells 100 percent grass-fed beef from a herd of 40 cows pastured year-round on native prairie, cool-season grasses, winter forage, and stubble fields.

The farm also produces and markets certified organic wheat, milo, and soybeans, as well as freshly stone-milled wheat flour from an on-farm micro mill.

KFU member Norm Oeding manages the farm. He lives in the original Janzen farm house. He produces Norm’s Flour as well as home baked bread sold under the Little Red Hen Bakery label.

Other stops on the tour include Johnstown Farm of rural McPherson and Grazing Plains Farm of rural Newton.

To register by Oct. 7 for the free tour, visit or contact Nick Levendofsky by e-mail at or phone at (785) 527-0941.

Last modified Oct. 2, 2014