Mon, 3 October 2022
OFI 1505: A Passion For Cotton And Challenging Farming Conditions | FFA SAE Edition | Peter Bliss | Golden Valley High School FFA
Agriculture is a large umbrella, and below that umbrella there are divisions. The fact that there are divisions does not mean that this is contentious, but it does mean that everyone in agriculture generally leans one of two ways and then gets more specialized from there. I happen to lean towards animal agriculture, and that is fueled by my passion for cattle. Today's guest leans towards crops, and he has a passion for cotton!
Peter Bliss has been farming for several years now. Starting out 30 acres of inherited ground, he has built his farming enterprise into hundreds of acres of owned and leased farm ground. He is growing cotton, wheat and almonds. Even though taking care of cotton is much more complicated than the almonds that he grows with less potential profit, that is where is passion lies.
It is so interesting to me to know that the way I feel about raising cattle and watching them graze in the field is the way that Peter feels about seeing cotton plants come up and eventually display their snowy white fiber. Really, after spending 30 minutes speaking with Peter about his farming endeavors, there is no question as to why he has been nominated as an American Star Farmer Finalist this year!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Cotton, Almond & Wheat Production
HIGH SCHOOL: Golden Valley High School, Merced, California
FFA ADVISOR: Cody Jacobsen
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Golden Valley High School Telephone Number: 209-325-2011
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