HCF - Agri-Business was started in
February of 2001 when an agreement was signed between the Kansas
Department of Corrections and the Bureau of Land Management to hold and
eventually train horses at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility
. In order to reduce the overall cost of
keeping the horses, KCI is growing, harvesting and mixing alfalfa and
brome grass to provide a high protein feed throughout the year.
Each spring, the program has an open house that has resulted in
adoptions from as far away as New York. Prospective adopters that have
been approved by the BLM can make an appointment to view available
animals throughout the year by calling Shannon Jones at (620) 694-9826 or
Katie Smith at (620) 200-0441.