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My Daddy

Dad. Father. Papa. The one who holds the family together. Patriarch. Leader. Bear hugger. Most memorable laugher. Teacher of life lessons. The one who taught me to drive. Passion instiller. Farmer. Daddy. 

Dads are one of the most important people in our lives. My Dad meant so much to me. He was the reason I am who I am today. I remember from a young age farming with my dad. Driving around with him checking fields. I even had a small table in his office at the farm that I pretended to work just like him. He taught me so much about agriculture. He is the reason I love agriculture and farming. He gave me my passion for agriculture. He was so proud that my sister and I wanted to be involved in agriculture too. But he hated that I went to school so far away. And even though I didn’t come home to farm with him as planned, I married an almond farmer who he loved as his own son. 


It pains me to write about my Dad in past tense. There will be no more memories and future planning with my Dad. My…

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News Print

California Farm Bureau Federation Ag Alert, Farming couple confronts drought challenges. October 2014. Magazine. You have to be a Farm Bureau member to read the article on their website, but you can also find in on my blog here.

LA Times, Almond the demon of drought? Frustrated growers tell another story. April 2015. 

 Western Farm Press, Storm damage spotty in Southern Central Valley, April 2016

AG Alert, Farmers check impact of spring storm, April 2016

KGET, Falling nut prices could affect local growers, January 2016
Cal Poly, Brock Center for Ag Communications Ag Circle Magazine Summer 2017

Guest Blogger 

  • BASF Crop Protection featured me on their Grow Smart podcasts for a piece on We're nuts for almonds
  • AgChat is a foundation that has developed great resources for consumers to chat with farmers and ask questions. I was featured on the Why Do I AgVocate? series.


  • Ask the Farmers is a great site and social media pages to find other farmers from across the nation and ask them questions! Not Afraid to Tell My Story








  • I was honored to be featured in my blogger friend, Prairie Californian 30 Days of Food Almond Girl Feature which I answered some farming questions and she shared a delicious almond crusted chicken recipe.






  • My Water Series was featured in a blog post by  For Farm and Ranch Women. A place for female voices to tell their stories of agriculture for each other and to the urban neighbor.













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