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Earth Day, Farm Life & Spring Break


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Earth day was this week and out was fitting we are testing our soils. We take soil samples so we can keep track of the nutrients available to the crops we plant. Under applying nutrients is bad for the crop and over applying can potentially harm the environment. Because our school started their two week spring break so I ended up with help when I had to take soil samples. To me it is not very exciting however my son daughter and nephew thought it was great.

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About raylindairy

Ray is a partner with his parents in Ray-Lin Dairy in Denair, Ca. The operation milks 475 cows and double crops corn & winter forage on 130 of the 240 acres with about 90 acres of pasture. The family also has 1200 ac operation in Klamath Falls OR that raises alfalfa hay, wheat hay, and oat hay. Ray is currently secretary of the Agchat Foundation an entity he helped found whose mission is to empower farmer to use social media. He is currently a on the board of directors of CA Dairy Campaign, Dairy CARES, and is the 2nd Vice-President of Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. He is also a member of the National Dairy Board. In addition to his involvement in agricultural organizations’ he is the Chairperson of the Governance Committee at a newly formed charter school his daughter attends, and serves as a director for the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District. Ray and his wife Erica live on the dairy with their two children.

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One thought on “Earth Day, Farm Life & Spring Break

  1. I’m glad your kids (and nephew) had fun!

    Posted by Sarah | April 24, 2011, 7:28 PM

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