Farm and Land

You like cows? We got ‘em! You are welcome at Loretto Motherhouse to enjoy our 800 acres of Kentucky paradise and tour our farm and land, where cows and agriculture co-exist with the life of the Loretto Community. Learn more about our farm and land.

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Update on the Loretto Investment Committee

By Loretto Community / September 27, 2023 /
A cover crop of buckwheat, green leaves with white petals shown on a sunny day.

By Kathy Wright CoL One of the Loretto Investment Committee’s long-standing works has been impact investments and loans to non-profits whose work is closely aligned with Loretto values and priorities.…

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Second Annual Ag Bash

By Loretto Community / August 16, 2023 /

On Aug. 12 the Loretto Motherhouse held our second annual Ag. Bash. Big tents were set up in the field right before Mary’s Lake. Community members packed 300 children’s goodie…

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Back-to-School Ag Bash

By Loretto Community / August 9, 2023 /
Children playing with grain filled kiddie pools in a parking lot.

Join us for the 2nd annual Back-to-School Ag Bash at the Loretto Motherhouse! This is a family-friendly community event with a variety of free kids’ activities. There will be a…

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Check out the Loretto booths at the Springfield Green Festival!

By Loretto Community / April 18, 2023 /

Come celebrate Earth Day with Loretto at the Springfield Green Festival! Loretto will have two booths at the Festival: a farm booth with beef for sale and a booth about…

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Teamwork shows the future is bright

By Susan Classen CoL / April 1, 2023 /
A group of young volunteers smiling together in front of a school bus.

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” If the days of the week of Feb. 10-17 are any…

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Sisters of Loretto permanently protect 650 acres in Marion County, Ky.

By Loretto Community / January 18, 2023 /
Close-up photo of a field of yellow flowers in bloom.

NERINX, KY – The Sisters of Loretto today, Jan. 18, signed an historic agreement with the Bluegrass Land Conservancy to conserve more than 650 acres of the congregation’s nearly 800-acre…

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Ag Bash is a Smash!

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2022 /
Young woman with long ponytail smiles looking down at a horse with the halter in her hands.

Aug. 13 was a smash of a day for the Loretto Community and neighbors because of the Back to School Ag(ricultural) Bash I organized with logistical help from farm staff.…

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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Ag Bash

By Loretto Community / September 7, 2022 /
A collage of six pictures from the Ag Bash at the Motherhouse including photos of kids learning and having fun

Facilitating learning events for the surrounding community continues to be central to the Farm’s work. Over the past six years the Loretto Motherhouse Farm has hosted Farmer Field Days to…

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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Works to ‘Care for our Common Home’

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2022 /

The Loretto Motherhouse Farm, formerly St. Stephens Farm, has been a productive farm operation since at least the late 1700’s, before the Sisters of Loretto were organized. In its earliest…

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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Wins Conservationist Award

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2022 /
Six different individuals standing together displaying a poster and smiling for the photo.

By Angela Rakes, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Loretto Motherhouse As part of the 2021 Loretto Community Assembly, Loretto Motherhouse Farm Director Cody Rakes, my husband, shared with the Community…

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Imagine Growing Your Food Using the Motherhouse Farm’s Regenerative Methods

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2022 /
Two bright yellow pumpkins blooming in a vine filled garden.

By Angela Rakes, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Loretto Motherhouse Do you envision farmers plowing the fields with large tractors turning over the soil to prepare for a new crop?…

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Cattle Care at the Motherhouse Part Two

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2021 /
Two brown cattle standing in a white-fenced pasture showing off their tags.

By Angela Rakes In last month’s article, we followed the cows through calving and discussed the cattle healthcare protocols. In this article, we will explore the lives of the cattle,…

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