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Small-scale lamb producer featured in Sac Bee

Dan Macon, a Placerville lamb rancher who last year received UC's Pedro Ilic Award for outstanding farmer, was the subject of a human interest feature in today's Sacramento Bee.

The article said Macon is among Placer County's most successful and sustainable meat purveyors. He sells his product to local restaurants and as part of the Sierra Foothills Meat Buyers Club.

In addition to producing meat, Macon contracts with other farmers to "mow" their cover crops.

Director of UC Cooperative Extension in Placer and Nevada counties, Roger Ingram, told reporter Niesha Lofing that such sustainable farming efforts are what set Macon apart.

"He thinks of the community even before himself," Ingram was quoted. "I think that Dan symbolizes that there is potential out there (for small farm operations)."

Dan Macon, with Shermain Hardesty of the Small Farm Program, receives the Pedro Ilic Award.
Dan Macon, with Shermain Hardesty of the Small Farm Program, receives the Pedro Ilic Award.

Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 9:36 AM
Tags: lamb (1), Roger Ingram (5), small farm (2), sustainable (13)

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