Loralu Raburn

March 25, 2022 at 6:42pm

heartwarming post. Takes me back to my childhood in the Oklahoma Panhandle when most all the wheat was dryland farmed. My dad experimented with various strains of wheat that could be grown profitably in those dryland conditions. He was president of the Oklahoma Seed Wheat Dealers Association and set aside acreage to grow one to two rows of multiple varieties as test plots. He ran germination tests in our farmhouse kitchen. Once the best seed was chosen, the next year he would devote most of the acreage to that variety for sale to area farmers in the Tri-state area. In those days as the Dust Bowl era was ending, crop rotation was only a twinkle in the farmer's eye. Times have certainly changed for the better.

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