By Laura Valenti, originally published in Ozarks Farm & Neighbor |
Kris and Glenn Callison moved from California to rural Lawrence County, outside Mount Vernon, Mo., upon Glenn's medical retirement as a state fire fighter and chimney sweep in California more than a decade ago.
"Many of Glenn's family members already lived in this area, working with dairy and beef cattle," Kris shared recently at her home, surrounded by their children, Rebekah (20), Rachel (15) and Seth (12).
"We knew we wanted to raise cattle and attended the Ozark Empire Fair and Farmfest in Springfield, Mo. We looked at three different breeds, but it was the people who raised Simmentals who really reached out to us," she recalled. "They were so friendly and have an outstanding program."