Photo Friday…Crops

27 Mar

It is slowly turning out to be a nice sunny day here in St. Paul, Oregon. I took a drive this morning and here are a few crops that are looking great!

Hazelnuts   

Red Cabbage 

  

 

And Radish 

  

 

Happy Friday!! 

FFA Convention 2015

23 Mar

I have to say that FFA State convention turned out to be a huge success this year in Silverton, Oregon!  While I wasn’t there wearing the most popular blue and gold attire, it was really fun to be involved again with an organization and event that brought back so many great memories.  And brought back a lot of friends, so many people who I haven’t seen in ages were there, mostly as ag teachers and parents of current FFA-ers.

We were able to connect with many students and talk to them about how Young farmers and ranchers creates a unique opportunity to continue with leadership after graduation.  We talked about how we have a few similar competitions, and provide  a great way to keep in touch and network with other young farmers throughout the state and nation.

20150321_092840_resized20150321_094833_resizedOur booth was very popular, probably mostly due to corn hole games and our giveaway of a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner.  That lucky guy was Kurt Norton from Enterprise FFA.  When I handed off his prize today he was so grateful, he said, “I should have bought some lottery tickets because I won my proficiency and a new Kindle…what a lucky day!”

IMG_3187We also had a good time meeting many state degree recipients and serving them up some good apps and great ice cream floats!

20150321_160322_resizedIt took the whole weekend, it was a lot of work, and it was a lot of fun.  Overall I think it all paid off and many of us walking away from convention this year not only feel hopeful for the next generation of farmers coming through the ranks, but also optimistic for a future where FFA continues to provide leaders for Oregon.

20150321_165323_resizedThanks for everyone’s help and organization this weekend….especially Kathy Hadley, Chairman of Young Farmers & Ranchers!  She worked her tail off to make this all happen!!

 

FFA State Convention…Refreshment Delivery

20 Mar

It’s only fitting that National Ag Week is wrapping up, just as Oregon state FFA convention is getting started.  The brightest young agriculturalists in the state will be competing for top state recognition this coming weekend.  So Oregon Young Farmers and Ranchers, in conjunction with Country Financial Insurance are hosting a reception to honor those at the very top, the students who will be receiving their State Degrees this year.

So it might seems strange that these are the photos I took of our trip today to drop off refreshments…considering they are high school students.

IMG_3151But no, we are not celebrating quite like you might think…if you look closely you will see something like this on the labels…

IMG_3152IMG_3153And then you add a little of this…

IMG_3149If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re having floats with a local flavor.  Thank you to Mt. Angel Brewing for some delicious pop!  And congrats Oregon FFA students…you deserve the best after all your hard work!

Happy Friday everyone!

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