Bandita Marie Bowers is a 5th generation grass seed farmer in Harrisburg, OR farming land that has been in her family for over a hundred years. Prior to returning to the family farm she graduated from Washington State University with degrees in Agriculture and Agriculture Economics and Management then spent 3 years in the Farm Credit System. … Continue reading The Wide World of Oregon Agriculture.
I guess life's not all bad. I'm stuck in the office most of the time. I don't mind getting there so early that it's dark outside, but I do miss the sunrises every day. It does stink to leave the office when it's dark too. So I am thankful daylight hours are getting longer. Apparently … Continue reading Thankful for Snail Mail surprises
I hope you're having an awesome Wednesday and that the coffee has warmed you well. I've been out in the pastures much of the past week as calving season has launched in a quick start. The calves are loving this crisp, cool weather. Here's 30 seconds of joy with one. Happy Hump Day!
This week I'm at the annual National Farm Bureau Federation meeting in Nashville. The following is a short post I shared on the meeting blog. I encourage you to read it and many other posts from attendees on the official AFBF meeting blog. This year is my first trip to the Farm Bureau Annual Meeting … Continue reading Annual Farm Bureau Meeting an Encouragement to First Time Attendees
If you're concerned about genetically modified organisms (GMO) and the farmers that grow these crops, this post from my friend, Brian Scott, is worth the read. Today WordPress' Freshly Pressed blog featured this post where Brian discusses his use of GM crops and how he works with the technology and Monsanto. Brian even includes a … Continue reading I Occupy Our Food Supply Everyday [Reblog]
I always give God the glory. I never question why things happen the way they do. God is in control of my life, and I know that if nothing else, I am standing on the Rock. (ref. Isaiah 26:4) -- Colt McCoy
Here it is, New Year's Eve, and I'm sitting in a cold, empty office, sipping on hot coffee, trying to read through some more papers. There's a lot of work ahead in 2013. It'll take a little support and encouragement from those working around and with me.My wishes for 2013 are...Motivation and focus to continue … Continue reading NYE: My Wishes for 2013
Well Christmas turned out pretty swell. Christmas Eve was our traditional family get together with the aunt and uncle where we had mexican food and played quelf until we were sore from laughing. Christmas Day the family got up early opened gifts and got ready to head to the grandparents. It's weird having all of … Continue reading Arkansas White Christmas
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas this week with lots of food, family, and friends! I traveled home to Arkansas to spend the week with family and ended up seeing a VERY White Christmas. We had about a foot of snow at the house and 6-8 inches of snow with quite a … Continue reading White Christmas in Arkansas with the family [Video]
Yesterday I made the 500+ mile trip home for an early Christmas at the grandparents' house. If I'm going to spend 9+ hours in the pickup, I'm not going to spend it all on the interstate.My uncle was all over me for not taking the shortest/quickest route home and none of the other family members … Continue reading Road Trip home for Christmas