Farm Life comes to the Gorge

Exciting news for the local Columbia Gorge area! The National Endowment for the Humanities will be presenting an exhibit honoring farming and the farm families for their contribution to the past, present, and future of the industry.  This wonderful experience will be presented at the Hood River County History Museum starting March 25 running through June 20.

The exhibit will be open to school tours and special groups. The museum has a great program set to engage students, educators, and guests in sharing with them the past, present, and future of farming and the lifestyle it involves.

This is a great exhibit but even more there will be special presentations from local agricultural figures.  Hear from new farmers and the new experiences they are having as they learn the process of running a farm.  Veteran Farming families discuss the secrets and tips that they have learned over the past thirty years.  Another fun discussion is farming in the online gaming world. The most successful Facebook game, Farmville, will be the topic of discussion one evening.  What is its impact on keeping the knowledge of farming on the general populations mind?

For more information on the entire event please email: or visit The History Museum Website here.

In 1942, Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. This orchard and fruit growing wisdom was passed down from father to son. In 1999, The Fruit Company was founded by Roy's grandsons, Scott & Addison Webster. Today, Scott runs the business as President and CEO. The Fruit Company packs and ships beautiful fruit gifts around the nation.

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