Agriculture has always been a big part of my life. Growing up with a Dad and Grandfather who were both farmers gave me a glimpse of a unique, hardworking, passionate community. As the years went on, I began to take more interest in the agriculture industry. My interest grew slowly, and before I knew it I found myself working in the agriculture field as well! The last few months, I have been able to meet growers and industry workers across our state. This has proven to me that some of the most kind, generous and humble people work in this field. Business men and women in this industry have a passion for their work and the community. I can promise you that the agriculture field is made up of many good-hearted, devoted, and enjoyable people. All the growers I have met, are committed to providing consumers with the best product possible and work almost around the clock during growing season. So the next time you enjoy a delicious farm-grown product, I challenge you to think of and thank the farmer who devoted countless hours to growing it.