Wilders Welcomes University of Mount Olive on Farm Tour

Apr 25, 2023

We were honored to host a group of esteemed faculty members from the University of Mount Olive (UMO) on a tour of our flourishing cattle operation located in the quaint town of Turkey, North Carolina. Welcoming the educators onto our farm provided an exceptional opportunity to showcase the scale, dedication, and innovative practices that drive that keep our farm running day to day.

As hosts, we guided the UMO faculty members through our grounds, sharing our passion for cattle farming and revealing the intricate care that goes into raising high-quality livestock. We were thrilled to show off our animals and facility while discussing techniques that play a pivotal role in ensuring the well-being and productivity of our herd.

During the tour, we emphasized our dedication to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship. The faculty members were able to witness firsthand how we integrate eco-friendly solutions into our everyday operations, minimizing our environmental footprint and preserving the natural beauty of our surroundings.

One of the highlights of the visit was showcasing the strong sense of community among ranchers in the Wagyu industy. We take pride in the spirit of collaboration and support that defines our agricultural community. The faculty members were impressed by the camaraderie and willingness to share knowledge among ranchers, which fosters continuous improvement and elevates the entire industry.

The experience offered the UMO faculty members a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and rewards associated with managing a large-scale cattle operation. Through engaging discussions and hands-on activities, they gained insights into the intricate processes of breeding, feeding, and caring for the herd. Our hope is that this experience will enrich their teachings and equip them to inspire future generations of agricultural professionals.

We were humbled by the enthusiasm and genuine interest displayed by the UMO faculty members throughout the tour. Their presence affirmed our belief in the value of experiential learning and the power of collaboration between academia and industry. We are proud to be a part of their journey as they continue to educate and prepare students for successful careers in agriculture.

Hosting the UMO faculty members on our thriving cattle operation in Turkey, North Carolina was an exceptional experience that allowed us to showcase our commitment to excellence, sustainable practices, and community collaboration. We were delighted to share our knowledge and passion for cattle farming, providing the faculty members with invaluable insights into the industry. We extend our gratitude to the University of Mount Olive for their interest and support, and we look forward to continuing our partnership in shaping the future of agriculture. Together, we can inspire and cultivate the next generation of agricultural leaders.