Farming

In Their Own Words: Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool For Farmers, By Farmers

Meet Victoria Chapman and Vanessa Wiebe, two USDA summer interns from Oklahoma State University. A part of the farmers.gov website team, these proud Oklahoma State University "cowgirls" work their own farm business operations while pursuing agriculture degrees - with never-ending support from their farm families. Learn more about Vanessa and Victoria "in their own words." Read their perspectives on farmers.gov and the new farmers.gov Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool.

Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Mason!

At 100, Virginia farmer Norman Mason still enjoys getting out in the field and making decisions of how to manage his 200 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat.

Norman turns 100 today, and as he puts it: “I’ve enjoyed my life in farming.”

Norman has farmed since he was 18, taught by his grandfather who farmed not far from where Norman farms today in Onancock, Virginia, on the Eastern Shore.