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Sun Sets on 55-Year Potato Co-op

Malin Potato Cooperative

Series: Pay Attention to your Co-Op

Words: Mitch Lies

Photos: lynnphoto.com

The mood was upbeat and confident at the Malin Potato Cooperative in February of 2015. The Merrill, Oregon, agricultural co-op was preparing to open a brand-new, $7 million state-of-the-art potato packing plant. The co-op’s members had been convinced the investment would provide a much-needed lift with the promise of high efficiency and new organic markets. Continue reading

Two Bucks Rodeo: Houston’s Family of Bulls

Lindsy and Emmet Houston

Words: Laura Stewart
Photos: lynnphoto.com

Driving the 126 highway through Powell Butte, a cattle ranch appears with a small wooden sign reading Two Bucks Rodeo. Continue reading

Oregon Cattlewomen: Protectors, promoters for beef industry

Oregon Cattle Women

Words: Laura Stewart
Photos: lynnphoto.com

Beef is the main product from cattle, widely known and consumed, yet beef by-products span a wide variety of other goods including paint brushes, leather, lipstick, tires, and dish soap. Oregon Cattlewomen (OCW) was founded in 1953 as an organization working to protect the beef industry. Continue reading

Generational farmers define the future

Darlen Sichley

Multi-Generational Farmers are Defining the Future

Words: Rob Goodman
Photos: NakalanMcKay.com

When Darleen Sichley finished high school in Silverton, she decided it was time to leave her family’s farm. Abiqua Acres was founded in 1938 by Darleen’s grandparents and Sichley had spent her entire life helping run the farm. However, one year later she returned to the farm to raise a family. Continue reading

Becky Heimerl: Raising up the next Ag generation

Planting the Seed for Oregon’s Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow

Words: Rob Goodman
Photos: NakalanMcKay.com

Born with farming in her blood, Becky Heimerl grew up taking care of animals and working in the fields. Her mother served as the past president for Oregon Dairy Women (ODW) and is now chairperson of the Oregon Princess Ambassador program. This year ODW is celebrating its 60th anniversary. For Becky, the current president of ODW, the organization has a deeper meaning. Continue reading

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