Thursday, June 28, 2012

Amber waves of grain.

Here in Eastern Oregon, wheat is kind of a big deal.

And while we're personally cattle producers, my job basically revolves around working with guys who grow wheat. 

Early in June, I headed out to CBARC, our local USDA Ag Research Station for the OSU Pendleton Field Day.

I was super lucky - our good friend Betsy was there, and we basically had our own mini Canon convention.


I'll be honest - a lot of the information they were going over in the sessions went right over my head.

I did walk away with this though - it's good to fertilize your wheat.  Unfertilized wheat doesn't look too bueno.

So I while I won't be giving away any wheat growing tips here, Betsy and I did get some shots of our local farmers.

Shhh....don't tell them.  They all thought they ducked just in time. :)

Stephen Machado - CBARC Director
New OSU College of Ag Dean - Dan Arp

Dr. Kim Campbell - Club Wheat Breeder


Dr. Mike Flower - Cereal Specialist
Soft white wheat

Club wheat

Is Tyson ever too busy to take a phone call?

Dr. Bob Zemetra - OSU Wheat Breeder


Betsy - Doing her thing!

"No THAT one is the better one!"
Looking through trial stands.

I love that we live in an area where you can meet in the middle of the road, and not have to worry about traffic!

Dan Ball talks about cheat control in wheat.


Barley!

Dr. Pat Hayes - who's retiring this year.  Thank you Pat for your great work, and whit!

Oh!  We also got to see a couple of ladies who were in FFA when Clint was teaching at Pilot Rock. They're doing a summer internship at CBARC, so I made them take a few pictures.  They were sure fun!  And I know everyone appreciated the yummy snacks they delivered too!



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