Dan McFarland and his daughter Martha manage a growing herd of grass-fed bison and Polled Hereford cattle on 350 acres of pasture and timber. The ranch sells bison meat directly to the public from a small store on our farm. We also offer scheduled tours, and catered meals are available for groups of ten or more.
This was an amazing experience! Loved every minute!
As Iowa's agricultural land is consolidated and small family farms become fewer and farther between, it is a special thing indeed to visit a farm that has been owned and cared for by the same family for over 150 years. Designated as Heritage Farms by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, these farms are rooted in history, rich with story and steeped with hard work. Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch is one such farm.