Johan Doornenbal, 21 - Scio, Oregon

Johan grew up on his family’s 275-acre farm in Oregon which is nestled in the foothill valley of the Cascade Mountains. Thomas Valley Farm is a filmmaker’s pastoral vision, with its herd of 160 Jersey and Jersey/Holstein crosses spread across pastures that are managed by intensive rotational grazing. Johan enjoys early morning milking with his father.  When he is not on the farm you can find 21 year old Johan doing other things such as reading, writing, drinking tea, or traveling.  Studying to be an accountant has taken him off the farm but the farm will always be in him. Upon graduation Johan plans to use his accounting degree to help farmers with their finances.  He enjoys seeing the story behind the OV product knowing that it came from a farm just like his. Johan is excited about visiting local classrooms for the Teach-In because he enjoys telling kids about where he lives, how the farm operates and answering their often “unique” questions about farming! 

 

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