My Agricultural Roots

Farmers paid my way through college. I majored in Food Science at UC Davis and finished with no student loans. Food Science is an agricultural study.¬†Associations like Tri-Valley growers, Women in Agriculture and National Food Processors gave me scholarships to pay for school. Food is grown, gathered or raised. I have struggled with my background. It was embarrassing in junior high to have chores like cleaning the chicken cage and composting the garden while other kids went to the mall and on vacations. Nine years of 4-H taught me that it is much easier to buy jam than make it. Three years working at an orchard for "farm wages" motivated me to find easier work for higher wages. Orchard work is uncomfortable, hot and requires long hours … [Read more...]