Meet a Farmer

Since our inception in 1989, SPF has been proud of our longstanding tradition of providing education to the public around agriculture. In an ever-changing, global world, we are sadly finding ourselves further and further away from our farmers. While working in the fields was once a rite of passage for teenagers in the Skagit Valley – now our younger generations may never even meet a farmer until much later in life. This is where our Meet A Farmer project for February comes in! Each Tuesday in February we will offer a feature of a Skagit County farmer; how they started, what they encountered along the way and (of course) what they love about farming in Skagit County. Thanks for reading along for what we hope will be as fun for you as it has been for us to put together!

The best-laid plans: Lohman Farms

“I told him he was the bravest man I’d ever known, to marry a woman with two dogs and 100 cows!” It was here at Skagit Valley College that three future farmers, just kids then, found each other and formed … Continue reading

Digging In On A Dream: Mossy Gate Flower Farm

“It didn’t matter how stressed or unhappy I was, every evening I was taking care of my flowers….” As we all know, the journey of life has its ups and downs; its peaks of joy and its deep valleys of … Continue reading

The art of farming: Waxwing Farm

“….being able to witness what’s happening on a piece of land throughout the year has all kinds of artful magic to it, that for sure makes the hard days better.” Meet Arielle Luckmann and Taylor Barker, Pacific Northwest natives and … Continue reading

The tale of two veterinarians (and two farmers): Lass & Lad Farms

“Perfect hay is exactly like a perfect marriage. You may not ever find it but there’s a lot of fun in trying to create it.” Scott and Jackie Waltner both started their lives as farm kids. He on a row … Continue reading