Golden Prairie Bison is run by Carl and Vicki Simmons. We strive to be a good stewards of the land and livestock we own and manage near the edge of the largest stabilized sand dune in the world, the Sandhills of Nebraska. We have been in the business of converting the grasses of the Great Plains into beef since Carl’s grandparents homesteaded here in 1914.
In about 1997 we reintroduced American Bison (Bison bison) to our lands. For decades we have explained to visitors that, in actuality, we just sell valued-added grasses. Since it has been said that a cubic yard of undisturbed soil is one of the two most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, maybe we should say “we sell value-added microbes.” As much as possible, we husband our bison unfettered, with no antibiotics or hormones and no unnecessary working.
In addition to caring for the land, we provide educational tours about prairie ecosystems and camping experiences to visitors.