Hello readers, today I got some big news for the little town of Tumalo. I recieved a job offer from an chemical application company in Moses Lake Washington to run a spray rig and I decided to take it. This means that I will not be farming in Tumalo in 2013, and I am currently selling my equipment. I plan to sell all the tractors, combine, and tillage and hay equipment.
I made this difficult decision because I wanted to learn about the chemical side of farming and the business of application. I also wanted to be exposed to larger-scale farming in Central Washington where I will be working. This job also allows me to focus on my education as the job ends before school starts in September.
Selling my equipment and giving up my leased ground was a hard thing to do, as I have been working towards my goal of farming in Central Oregon for the past 4 years. However I think that I will learn so much more by working for a chemical company, and I will be exposed to so many more ideas and people while working this summer. I love Central Oregon, farming here has been an amazing learning experience the last four years, and I have loved most of it, (although sometimes the stress built a little to high for my liking).
I will continue this blog, however the content will switch more to my experiences in Washington and things that could be applied in Central Oregon. Also I am working on developing a college category which will be things I learned at school that I found to be expecially useful.
Thank you all for your support and comments!
P.S. If any of you know of people I should meet, or kids my age up in Moses Lake, please let me know as I only know four people up there right now, and three of them will be co-workers! Thanks