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BLACKFOOT, Idaho — Wendy and Mark Pratt came from ranching backgrounds. Her family homesteaded in 1870 and Mark’s family in 1904. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles away from their present operat…

SILVERTON, Ore. — Growing up in Southern Oregon, Brooke Getty wasn’t involved in agriculture but developed a strong appreciation for the impressive fruits, vegetables and livestock grown in th…

SANDY, Ore. — Lili Tova’s history of working on farms in Oregon stretches back only 17 years, but she started “getting her hands in the dirt” as a child and then while gardening as a teenager.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Marty Stingley and her husband, Russ, are ranchers near Ellensburg, Wash. She grew up in Kirkland, a suburb across the lake from Seattle, and came to Ellensburg to go to college.

GRAND RONDE, Ore. — Piper Klinger, who with her husband, Bob, raises sheep near the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, was introduced to farming while a student at Ohio State University.

ALBANY, Ore. — Ben and Amy Krahn’s dairy encompasses only 5 acres and 20 milking cows, but the couple has always had big dreams for the lifestyle it could provide for them and their two ag-cen…

CHEWELAH, Wash. — Clover Mountain Dairy near Chewelah, Wash., transformed an empty 40-acre field into an organic dairy destined for statewide sales in three years.

CRESWELL, Ore. — When Bobbi Harrold Frost went off to college to earn her animal science degree, her folks hoped that she’d become a nutritionist or take another job in the industry — anything…

ELK, Wash. — Richard Ziehnert grew up near this small town 30 miles north of Spokane and married his high school sweetheart, Darlene, before attending Washington State University to study engi…

IDAHO FALLS — Several generations of the Reed family have been supplying milk and dairy products to customers around Idaho Falls for many years and have now expanded to include a much larger region.

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