Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Picture Day

So we were all dressed up for the grower tour yesterday, and what better time for some pictures? We especially wanted a current picture of the full-time research staff for our website. Here it is almost September and we still don't have a picture with Dan. He was probably wondering what was taking so long. Below is a group shot of everyone left at the farm. And lucky us, it was taken by a professional photographer with a big fancy camera, one that you don't carry in your pocket even. That photographer is John, on the left in the picture. I don't know if I've mentioned him in the blog before, but in addition to being a photographer, he helps us on the farm in the summers, mainly with landscaping duties. And since he took the pictures, we decided to let him be in one. And just like last week when we had to say good-bye to the Jakes, yesterday we had to do the same to Amanda and Jeff. It was time for them to head back to classes at Michigan State University. And I hope they both took a little of the North Central Research Station back to school with them. (You know, as long as it wasn't tools or a tractor or something.)

They were both great workers and a big help in all aspects of the farm work and plot establishment. Good luck to you both and stop by any time.