Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Taking The Lead

For Lindsay Forepaugh, Panhandle Becomes Home Sweet Home


March 5, 2020

For The Observer

Cotton, cotton and more cotton. Lindsay Forepaugh of Banner County stands in a cotton storage room at Unicotton, a cotton cooperative started in 1999 in Primavera Do Leste, Mato Grosso, Brazil. More than 1 million samples of cotton in this storage room were submitted by coop growers for grading.

Lindsay Forepaugh grew up on a small farm in western Oregon, settled in Midland, Texas, with her husband, yet now they reside in Banner County. How does an Oregonian end up on the Monkey Ranch in western Nebraska and love it!

"When I was growing up, I fully admit that Nebraska was not on my list of states where I thought I might live in the future," she said. "Today, I can't imagine living anywhere else."

Forepaugh said the Nebraska LEAD program "has only reinforced my certainly that this is the state I want to call home."

While living in Texas, her in-laws called and offered the couple an...

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