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About us

Hi There! We are Mike and Tammy Herren, owners of Kamaroo Farms. This is a working alternative agriculture farm. We raise camels, kangaroos, ostrich, emu and many other birds and animals. We offer personal guided farm tours for $15 per person, children under 5 free and host special events, all by appointment.

We are in SW Illinois, 45 miles North of St. Louis and 60 mi South of historic Hannibal MO. Our farm is on a peninsula between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Atypical of the prairie state of Illinois, here we have features of 200-300 ft limestone bluffs and lush green valleys with beautiful fall foliage. We represent some of the best of the old time and modern farming practices.

 

We offer "hands on, how to, back to the basics" sustainable farming seminars. Topics include basic gardening, beginning animal husbandry for a variety of animals such as cattle, hogs , sheep, goats, rabbits, and quail for food or direct marketing to consumers, establishing native warm season grasses, talks on raising select exotic animals, bee keeping, demonstrating gristmill use for making fresh non GMO products; grits, cornmeal and flour. A water powered gristmill is planned for 2023. Seasonally we have crawfish boils, fish fry’s, lamb and pig roasts and wild game feeds. Special event and seminar fees vary depending on meals and topics.

 

In 2023 we will have a lovely country cabin for rent. The cabin will be nestled in the woods, overlooking the pond and farm valley. It will have heat/ac, stove, bbq grill, fire pit, refrigerator, microwave and bathroom with shower. It sleeps 4 adults and 4 children. For those interested in flying to our destination we have a Grass strip 100’ x 3400’ with courtesy car if needed for local use. Airport designation is LL77. We look forward to seeing you at Kamaroo Farms!

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