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Youth E-Fair Season is Back!

Our mission at Ogallala Commons is to develop leaders who help human and natural communities thrive. Our work is tied to the region of the Ogallala Aquifer. One of the

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Have it So Good

Written by our Board Member, Jeff Ochampaugh I am so thankful I grew up on a farmWith doors unlocked and no fear of harm.To know the satisfaction of rural country

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Accomplishing Meaningful Things

By John Wittler (Vilas, CO) My initial response to the question, “How do you get so much done?” was one of dismissal and deflection. At times, I saw the question

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The End of Summer

by Simone Elder, OC Alum, Leoti, KS As summer draws to a close, it’s nice to take a moment to pause and reflect on this season’s memories. While this summer

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Moments

By Megan England, Youth Engagement Program Coordinator & Regional Coordinator I used to think my purpose would be defined by a series of big moments.  Then I became a teacher. 

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Water Festivals in Canadian, TX

By Janet Guthrie What motivated you to partner with OC to create the annual Water Festival in Canadian back in 2011? If memory serves me correctly, I believe it was Ramelle

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The Myth of Winter

By Blaze Diamond (El Prado, New Mexico) In the dawn hours of December 15th, my partner and I filed out the stairwell door.  Trees had been blasted open and a

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