My family raised me to tell my story, to be proactive on agricultural issues and to stand up for the way my family farms. I have always been outspoken and not afraid of causing a stir or controversy. Anymore, I consider myself to be an “Agtivist” and I am not ashamed of it.
Our century-old farm surrounds Eugene, OR, an area known for environmentalist activist breeding. Extremists there have been attacking conventional agriculture for 40 plus years in our area. This is the reason my great-grandma helped to found Oregon Women for Agriculture in 1969. It’s the reason I was going to legislative hearings in the 2nd grade with my dad.