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Farm tour showcases Nevada County’s bounties

What started out as families gathering to go from farm to farm has since evolved into the current Nevada County Farm Bureau's Ag Tour, which took area ag lovers to some of Nevada County's unique farms that they would otherwise not have access to.

From equine sports therapy, to potato growing and raising alpaca's, attendees of Wednesday's Ag Tour got a little taste of it all.

In total five Penn Valley and rural Nevada City farms were featured in the day long tour with lunch served next to a pond on the Historic Miller Ranch, where Hereford cattle and commercial cross sheep have been raised since the Miller family bought the property in 1929.

At the Miller Ranch, folks gathered under the old oak trees to hear Robert Ingram talk about the dangers of excluding fire from a fire evolved ecosystem, which has created too many trees per acre in Nevada County.

At the Chacewater Ponderosa Vineyards in Nevada City, Matt Manuel provided different wines and extra virgin olive oils for farm tour attendees to sample and purchase.