Prospect Farm is situated mid-way between Bryan-College Station and Austin near the town of Lexington. We chose the name “Prospect” because it represents the following:
- Looking forward – we will care for the natural resources in a sustainable manner that will ensure their capability to provide healthy food in the future
- A broad view – we are not focused on a single goal of production or profit, but on sustaining a healthy, holistic system which includes the soil, water, air, animals, consumer, community, and farm workers.
We rotate the cows and chickens through the pasture and allow a recovery period for the forages to re-grow to insure they are not eliminated by continuous, selective grazing if the cattle were allowed unrestricted access. We prefer a diversity of forages to help meet the animals needs since the various forages will mature at different times and provide different types and levels of nutrients. A monoculture (single type) forage typically requires herbicides and pesticides to maintain it.
We want to promote and support the model where food is produced, processed and consumed locally in a grass-based system using natural inputs. This will eliminate the long-distance trucking of feed and fertilizer to the farm, and animals to a distant processor and then to various grocery stores. This will reduce the use of fossil fuel and its resultant effect on the environment.