This 65-Year-Old Woman Popularized Farm Stays In America

This 65-Year-Old Woman Popularized Farm Stays In America

Most 50-year-olds in America are focused on contributing to their 401(k)s and setting themselves up for a happy retirement. And then there’s Scottie Jones. She decided to become a farmer. Before buying a sixty acre farm in Alsea, Oregon, Jones and her husband...
The best small cities to start a small business

The best small cities to start a small business

America has become the veritable poster child of the startup era. It’s hard to look at the surge of self-made billionaires across all industries within the US and their humble startup beginnings and not feel a certain amount of awe. Things around here show no sign of...
Twedt’s Life in Farming

Twedt’s Life in Farming

The farm comprises 130 acres today, with many orchards situated across Highway 20. Sprague says his father lives to work. Twedt wakes most mornings at 5:30 and starts work, perhaps cutting branches in one of the orchards or picking prunes or doing bookkeeping for the...
Launching pad: Expansion boosts OSU incubator for high-tech startups

Launching pad: Expansion boosts OSU incubator for high-tech startups

The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute is primarily a research facility, but for the moment the people in lab coats may be outnumbered by the people in hard hats and safety vests. A major expansion is underway at ATAMI, an academic-industrial research...
Cider Maker Stays Close to Home

Cider Maker Stays Close to Home

2 Towns Ciderhouse is putting down roots. Launched in a Corvallis mini-storage unit in 2010, the fast-growing company has already moved its headquarters three times as it scrambles to keep pace with surging demand for its hard apple cider. But Lee Larsen, the...
Corvallis Foundry: Empowering Visionaries

Corvallis Foundry: Empowering Visionaries

Upon arriving to the Corvallis Foundry, you would never know that it’s been in its new home for only six weeks. Brad Attig has been hard at work moving from the old 800 square foot location to a larger and more versatile space. In addition to a new home, the Foundry...