Farmer and Founder
What would you want your legacy to future generations to be?
To know that to choose to be a farmer and feed people- not a commodity trader for mono-cropped monopolistic farming-but feeding people is a good profession. To be a farmer is as important as a doctor or lawyer, educator or athlete and that to choose this is to choose a viable career.
What is the biggest challenge your industry is facing?
GMO contamination and control of our basic seed stocks. Available affordable agricultural land near cities where the market is available to reach. Practical, small farm, land based formal agricultural education.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
You do not have to inflate yourself or create a ‘persona of importance’ to be valuable – just be yourself and that is good enough.
If you had to choose another profession, what would it be? Why?
Chef. It couples my two greatest loves artistry and delighting people with food.