The University of Arizona

Essays From a Foothill Agrarian

Dan Macon


Dan Macon and his family own Flying Mule Farm, a small commercial sheep operation in the foothills near Auburn, CA. He is the herdsman at the University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in Browns Valley and past president of the Society for Range Management California-Pacific Section. Dan regularly blogs his thoughts about sustainable agriculture and forestry in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Here we share three of his recent essays.

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