adjective sus·tain·able \sə-ˈstā-nə-bəl\
a : of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged sustainable techniques sustainable agriculture
The Reeve family has been on the same land for over 100 years. Throughout that time the purpose of the land has gone from grazing land to irrigated farmland with a feedlot and an ethanol plant. Throughout the decades the land had become more and more productive.
Through the decades as land was repurposed, careful consideration was given to assure that this would remain a sustainable operation.
The family feels that after over 100 years, they have kept it sustainable.
RCC has strived to have no waste. There is a cycle to the operation that has been developed. The cattle waste fertilizes the crops, the crop production is used to feed the cattle in the yard and aids in the production of the ethanol where the ethanol by product is used to provide a high quality feed for the cattle. The feed yard is the market for the stilage by product on site.