“It’s really rewarding to see farmers who are innovative and to come up with the idea of something a little bit new or a different take on something old,” she says. “To see young people get involved in operations, that’s definitely been rewarding.”
Felix Vargas was raised on a farm in central Mexico. He came to the United States as a teenage migrant farmworker. Thirty-five years later he fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming an American farmer.
Kay Doby stood up to big poultry by delivering a 2007 testimony to Congress. She was immediately fired. Now, she raises free-range chickens and goats, and continues to use her voice to empower others to speak up.
“I think there’s something wrong in the world when you see basketball players and football players getting paid millions of dollars, but you’ve got firefighters, policemen and farmers not getting paid what they should.” – Ben Haines