Dad’s Memoir

IgTemple with her dad, Joenore the fact he’s my dad, ok? Joe Anderson (a.k.a. Potlatch Joe) is definitely one of the most interesting people on the planet. I’m 100% serious. Several years ago he agreed to write his memoirs with my assistance. He’s put a great deal of effort into sharing details from his childhood, teen years, college life, dad escapades, farming adventures, and volunteer accomplishments. He also dispensed tidbits about his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents and life in Potlatch, Idaho, as farmers. I’m bursting to share all the wonderfully rich stories. Included are tales about the beginning of the rapeseed and canola revolution, along with the evolving pea and lentil industry. Dad was right there in the middle of the birth of both. And what about making monumental strides and changes with different Farm Bills over the years? And working with Senators, Congressmen, and staff to move and shake the agriculture industry worldwide? Yes, he did that, too. Before all that, however, he grew up in a farming/logging community running around with friends and causing all sorts of typical kid-type trouble. My goal is to have as much packed into a book by sometime in 2020. He keeps on chugging with farming and volunteering, however, so we may have to have more than one volume. Stay tuned!

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