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Growing our Generation: Family farm

Meet Duayne and Monica Wetherell, from Jefferson County, who are serving as guest editors of the Growing our Generation e-newsletter Aug. 29, 2016.

After the loss of Duayne’s father, we had to focus more on our own 25 acres and Monica began a more active role on the farm.  We now raise hay to sell and focus on our pasture raised beef herd. We also continue to bale hay on the fields still owned by extended family.  We now have four children; Duayne Jr. (13), Andrew (10), Delia (6) and Hattie (2).  In the last two years, Monica has become more involved with the field work and enjoys taking one or more of the kids in the tractor with her as the famous “buddy seat” is a great place to take naps. Having our kids on the farm with us is so important. But so is farm safety. Please take a look all the resources OSU Extension has to offer.

The Wetherells served as guest editors of the Growing Our Generation eletter. Browse the archive of past issues.

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Duayne and Monica Wetherell from Jefferson County and raise alfalfa and grass hay.