As we rapidly approach Mid-January we realize how time flies, we run so quickly throughout the year as agricultural producers that we can find ourselves moving from one project to another without reflecting on what we have accomplished. When we do reflect, it’s rewarding because in no other industry can you put a seed in the ground on Monday watch it emerge on Saturday and see it transform into another plentiful crop of seed in a few short months. This blog is an opportunity for us to take the time to reflect and share a bit of our busy lives in agriculture with you.
We, Clint and Jessica Wilcox, farm in Northwest Oklahoma near Fairview. We grow wheat, canola, grain sorghum, and we have a few head of cattle along with running a full service Crop Insurance Agency. We are representing the At Large position on the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee this year, while residing in District 7.
January started with planning meetings for the YF&R Committee, and we are excited about all that is to come this year and the opportunity to serve. Being a part of the YF&R State Committee is a great way to meet other young Oklahoma Farmers, and to learn from each other. Farming varies greatly across Oklahoma, but it is amazing how much Farmers have in common with each other!
As stated above, Jessica and I are crop insurance agents. We always have a booth at the KNID Agrifest farm show in Enid. It was good show with a great turnout this year. I guess with warmer weather everyone was tired of breaking ice from the previous weeks and ready for a break in the action. These farm shows are like a giant reunion for the agriculture community, it’s always great to see old friends!
We spend most of January catching up around the farm, office, and house.
Cold days are spent in the office working on crop insurance, and in the shop working on combines and other equipment, and maybe if Jessica is lucky I will try and finish up some of the projects in the house that have been going on for many months if not years.
Besides farming and crop insurance, Jessica and I enjoy anything outdoors. If the weather is nice and the chores are caught up you can find us on a lake, golfing, or 4-wheeling somewhere across Oklahoma (and sometimes in CO).
We look forward to sharing snapshots of our lives with you this year. Be sure to follow along with all of us YF&R committee members, and thanks for stopping by!