Happy Earth Day

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The saying goes that "Every day is Earth Day for farmers and Ranchers."  And I have to agree.  Because as I was listening to all the things that people were thinking about this Earth Day, just because it was Earth Day, I had to laugh at the fact that I think about the Earth constantly.  Truly as a farmer just about everyday I have my hands in the dirt, looking at what is going on, checking on the crop.  Making sure that we are treating the land well, so it will treat us well in return.



My view on Earth Day today...cultivating radish seed, driving as straight as possible!!



As a third generation farmer I can feel the history and legacy that we have in this land.  And it's not there because we have treated it poorly, it's there and better than before because of our respect for the dirt and what it can do for us when treated well.  So happy Earth Day...today and everyday...from this farmer to you!

About the Author
Brenda Frketich is a third generation farmer from St. Paul, Oregon. She has been farming full time since 2006 and currently manages her family's 1000 acre farm. They raise grass seed, hazelnuts, crimson clover, wheat, vegetable seeds and peas. She grew up on the farm but never thought that farming was what would be her future. She left her small town to Los Angeles to get a degree in Business. But after years of city living she realized farming was in her blood. Brenda is very involved in many parts of her industry and community. She is a volunteer Firefighter and EMT in her small town. She is involved in Farm Bureau, is a Clover Commissioner, and always tries to find new ways to bridge the gap between her urban neighbors and her rural life of farming. One of the ways she does this is through this blog, and also her personal blog, www.Nuttygrass.com Brenda is married to Matt Frketich who has also recently started farming with her. They also have a son, Hoot, and old hunting dog, Diesel and farm dog Yukon.