Flying J Farm Tour

Join us as Richard Jensen of Flying J Farm leads us on a free tour! The farm produces organically grown produce, maple syrup, and grass-fed beef; the 250-acre property also boasts a lake, swimming pond, and hiking trails. 

This is an exciting opportunity as we will get to see a multitude of sustainable management techniques in practice. Richard says that the two-hour tour will start with topics and activities around the house and barns, including outdoor furnace, greenhouse, high tunnel, solar electric, solar water heat, lumber mill, maple sugaring, waste management, and composting. Then he will have a wagon ready to go back to the rest of the farm and lake where we'll see rotational grazing of beef cows, vegetable gardens, green manure, fruit orchard, nut trees, a straw bale outhouse, and the lake barn (cabin built with wood from the farm).

Products from the farm will be available for purchase including organically grown grass-fed beef, maple syrup, eggs, and vegetables.

He encourages us to carpool as much as possible to conserve energy, so please post below to let us know where you are coming from, if you would like a ride, or if you have room for a few extra passengers in your vehicle.

For more information about Flying J, please visit the website:

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  • Jimm

    Great tour, lots of things going on, on the farm. Cattle, maple syrup, biodiesel and more.

    June 23

  • SteveP

    Enjoyed seeing all of the self sufficiency steps that Rick has taken, thanks for sharing your farm with us.

    June 22

  • Jean G.

    Thank you Richard. We all had a wonderful day!

    June 22

  • Jeremy C.

    Awesome farm and very informative. I thought there would be a little more meet and greet among members, but the tour kept us pretty busy. Would attend this again! Thank you to whomever set this up. We had a blast!

    1 · June 22

  • Alex

    Car didn't cooperate. .. will try to make it next time..

    June 22

  • may

    We, too, have decided to join next time. It'd be going to be an aweful rush and still miss the first half.

    June 21

  • Laurel

    Hi All,
    Sorry for the last minute change of plan--and sorry we're going to miss the tour... Looking forward to hearing about it and making the next tour!

    June 21

  • tammy

    Can you please change our RSVP to +4 instead of +2?

    June 8

  • Jean G.

    I could only respond for +2, but I need my RSVP needs to be for +3. How can I update that? I want to make sure all the kids are accounted for!

    June 8

    • Leah M.

      I went in and manually changed it for you, Jean! You should be all set.

      June 8

    • Jean G.

      Thank you so much Leah!

      June 8

  • Richard J.

    The response has been a bit better than I was expecting. It may be too late, but I think we need to limit this tour to 50 people. Will that work?

    1 · June 8

    • Leah M.

      Sure! I went ahead and put a limit on the RSVPs for you. However, I wouldn't be too worried. We usually have a lot of last minute cancellations and no-shows at our events (unfortunately). I think we'll get a pretty good number for the tour, but I expect that the number will drop a bit a day or two before the tour as peoples' plans change.

      June 8

  • Richard J.

    I am pleased that so many in Columbus have the same view to be sustainable. I look forward to meeting you all here at my farm. I always learn new ways to be more sustainable when I have visitors like you.

    3 · April 23

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