Moving Forward During Pandemic

Spending two weeks in quarantine with her cats, Obi and Leia, was not part of the 2020 harvest season plan for farmer Deb Gangwish or her family.

“It threw us for a loop … I feel like I lost part of my 2020 harvest experience by not being around,” she said, even though remote access to the farm’s business computer system allowed her to “virtually be in tune with harvest.”

“I rarely run equipment, but there is so much support work to be done with four crews running all over the countryside and the long hours when I wasn’t able to help during the most intense portion of our harvest around Shelton,” Gangwish explained via an email interview.

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