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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

Women are a driving force in Oregon’s dairy farms

Photos: NakalanMcKay.com

Since 1959, the Oregon Dairy Women (ODW) has run as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization to promote the dairy industry through outreach and educational programs. Continue reading

Empowering, mentoring women in AG

Empowering Women

Words: Mitch Lies
photos: bylaurastewart.com

Four years ago, Karla Chambers, co-owner of Stahlbush Island Farms, noticed some of the young women she hired in management were not speaking up in meetings. Continue reading

Profile on Oregon’s Women for Ag President

Helle Ruddenklau

A Voice for Agriculture

Words: Mitch Lies
Photos: lynnphoto.com

The idea was to finish school, be a wheat breeder and help feed the world. But the pull of the farm was too strong for Helle Ruddenklau. Continue reading

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