Category Archives: Young Farmers and Ranchers

WAFLA By Air

We’d like to highlight a new seasonal worker program, instituted by the state of Washington.  This program is called the Washington Farm Labor Association, or simply “WAFLA.”  They are doing a test run, and as they work out details and … Continue reading

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Why Farm Kids Make Great Employees

Inspired by the July 1, 2016 post by  Karly Hanson of https://raisedinabarn.org.  Editions and additions have been made to suit Kiss My Tractor. Whether your’s is an agricultural business or you’re involved in a different sector of our economy, farm … Continue reading

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New Farm Stats

Thought you’d enjoy having some more statistics on farms and food, for your daily conversation with the world.  These figures are from 2012 USDA Ag. Census.     40% of all U.S. land is in farmland 97% of all farms … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

I work our family ranch that was settled over one hundred years ago.  Ranching is not an easy life, but it it intensely rewarding.  It can be brutally difficult – physically, emotionally and financially – but in the midst of … Continue reading

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Things Farmers Just Know

As in every industry, there is a huge list of scientific and home-grown know-how farmers must have to succeed.  Here is a short list of a few of those skills.  Share them with your non-farm friends!  They’re certain to get … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

There’s more to farming than sitting on a tractor. –Washington Wheat Ambassador Program

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