continues to be one of the staple economies in the region,
and a growing number of tours are being offered for visitors.
South Dakota ~ Bison, cattle, sheep, hogs, wheat, grain,
Montana ~ Wheat, sheep, cattle, bison, trout, cashmere
goats, llamas, ostriches
Wyoming ~ Wheat, sugarbeets, barley, sheep, cattle,
Idaho ~ Trout, hops, potatoes, sheep, cattle, wheat,
forestry, grass seed, canola, apples, onions, berries
Tours can be made available for groups with special interests,
and one of the primary special interests in the region is
agriculture. From the vast wheat, grain and corn fields of
South Dakota, to the famous potato fields of Idaho, and the
grasslands of Wyoming and Montana, farmers and ranchers produce
products that are both traditional and high-tech. From natural
beef and bison to seeds and grain to agricultural museums
and displays, the region offers a good cross-section of American
agriculture. Tours of trout ranches, llama ranches, and mink
farms, as well as manufacturing facilities featuring new and
unique value added food products.
Your agricultural tour can consist of visits to farms, fertilizer
plants, country grain elevators, sale barn auctions, or any
number of processing plants and mills. Visit one of the regions
many agricultural fairs and see the latest in farm machinery
and farming methods, including no till planting, air drills
and satellite monitored planting aids.
Contact any of the tourism departments listed in the front
of this book for assistance in planning your tour. Agriculture
tour booklets are available from each of the respective state
tourism or agriculture departments, and receptive operators
are available to assist with the specifics of your tour.
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