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Rood Foods

Adopted into a 5th generation family farm in Cornelius, OR, I’ve been farming since grade school. The values and work ethic I learned early on drive me to constantly push myself to this day. Although I grew up around conventional methods I was drawn to more regenerative and sustainable practices and strive to protect our earth.

Coming to Central Oregon I thought the sun would do a lot of the work, and while I appreciate so much about the climate here, it is not easy! The short seasons, unpredictable weather, and dryness have thrown a lot of curveballs for sure, on top of the challenges of growing on a small plot with close neighbors. 

Every day the plants keep me humble and learning, and even when we take losses or a crop is tough I’m so grateful to be doing what I’m doing.

PNW Tribal Agriculture Guide


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