Why We Farm
Farming is more than a way to make a living – it’s a lifestyle. From wildlife to our community, there’s many reasons we farm.
Farming is something you’re born to do or it draws you in. There’s many reasons our partners and farm crews love being a part of agriculture. For some, it’s the pride that comes from growing food and feeding not only a nation, but the world. For others, working outside and getting to use their hands is reward enough.
There are other rewards as well. We love being a part of our community and supporting it through 4H and FFA auctions, sponsoring recreational sports teams and helping service groups however we can. It’s not just about being a successful company but also trying to find a way to help build successful communities for our teammates and children.
Living and working in the Klamath Basin also means you get to see the wonders of nature. Since we farm in the Great Pacific Flyway, we get to see a variety of water fowl, raptors, and creatures that lurk in the waters such as otters and turtles. Deer are abundant, and occasionally our farm crews get to see the random bear or cougar.
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Our Core Values
At Gold Dust & Walker Farms, we value the teammates and managers that can see the bigger picture and are willing to put in the extra effort to help us succeed. To help our managers and teammates succeed, we feel it’s important to invest in them through education and leadership programs. In the end, if we have successful people on our teams, all of our businesses succeed and our customers get the professional service they deserve.
Living and growing in the Klamath Basin is special. We feel blessed to get to see the variety of wildlife on a daily basis in some of the most beautiful country on the West Coast. To ensure we can keep farming and to help the environment, we employ a number of sustainable agriculture practices to help all of us thrive.
Living in a thriving, successful community is important to Gold Dust & Walker Farms. To do our part, we try to help out local community groups, whether its Rural Klamath Connects or our local 4H and FFA clubs, we’re happy to support them however they need. One example is our support of Make-A-Wish Oregon. For several years now, we’ve used our Open House Field Day dinner as an opportunity to raise money for local kids hoping to get their wish granted.