One of the most valuable resources for any farmer is dirt. While most of us take dirt for granted, a farmer knows that the right kind of soil is crucial to growing crops.
Dirt isn’t cheap. It took millions of years of Ice Age floods and winter flooding of the Willamette River to create the alluvial soils we love so much at Rogue Farms. So we do what we can to protect our soil from the devastating effects of erosion.
Meet the guardians of the dirt.
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Get a sneak preview of the 2013 line-up of Rogue Farms ales, pilsner, mead and spirits at the Northwest Agriculture Show in Portland. We’ll be offering tasters of beer and whiskey for our fellow farmers during the three day event. But you don’t have to be a farmer to attend.
Stay tuned on updates on our Dream Rye Harvest at the Rogue Farm in Independence, Oregon- it’ll happen any day now!
We just began harvesting our 100 acres of Risk barley, which closely followed the Dare barley that was harvested a few weeks ago at the Rogue Farms Barley Farm in Tygh Valley, Oregon.
Did you know that the Dare and Risk malting barley grown at our farm goes right into each bottle of Chatoe Rogue Single Malt Whiskey?
Today’s the day! The test cut of the Rogue Risk barley was ideal this morning-10.5% moisture- so harvest has begun! Check out some photos below, or click here to see how harvesting is done by watching our video of last year’s harvest.
Rogue Risk Barley
We’re so excited to be harvesting our Risk barley at the Rogue Barley Farm in Tygh Valley, Oregon- it’s happening any day now.
Meet the Ashbrooks, the family who owns and operates the combines we use to harvest the barley.
Stan Ashbrook bagging our Risk barley during last year’s harvest.
Deanna and Andrea Ashbrook, the combine drivers.