Sat, Sep 23|
Bill McBride Studio
Josh Hoy: From Kansas to Kyrgyzstan: An Epic Trek
Josh Hoy knows, grasslands are not unique to the Flint Hills.
Time & Location
Sep 23, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bill McBride Studio, 640 KS-177, Matfield Green, KS 66862, USA
About the event
As rancher Josh Hoy knows, grasslands are not unique to the Flint Hills. A fifth-generation rancher in the old-growth tallgrass prairie, he has cowboyed all over the globe while gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the prairie and ranching. Now settled down, he and his partner, Gwen, use instinctive migratory grazing techniques in combination with rebooting herd behaviors at the Flying W Ranch in order to sustainably manage his family’s piece of the prairie.
Through an epic trek with his father, Jim Hoy, in 2017, Josh observed stockmanship and horse culture from the tallgrass prairie of Kansas to the high steppe of Kyrgyzstan, a country located in Central Asia. In ‘International Grasslands: Kansas to Kyrgyzstan’ Hoy will discuss the similar and disparate flora and fauna, Kyrgyz agricultural practices, and nomadic culture, and will share photographs and Kyrgyz horse gear. Tickets