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|
|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.|
|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!