In the fall and winter, while Jones teaches full time, Duyck works in the office on the books, in the shop on equipment, and in the berry fields pruning or spraying.
“It’s a year-long process to raise a crop,” said Jones.
When they aren’t busy farming, Duyck and Jones are dedicated Farm Bureau volunteers. Duyck serves on the OFB Board of Directors, representing Washington and Columbia County Farm Bureaus, and Jones is vice chair of the OFB Ag Education Committee, organizing public outreach projects to teach kids and consumers about Oregon agriculture. Both are also active in Washington County Farm Bureau, working on local issues.
“I believe in Farm Bureau. It’s like a way of life,” said Duyck. “Farm Bureau is like family. It’s different from other organizations that way.”