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We celebrate our USA farmers as Farm Stars! Get to know these farmers and better understand what farming is really like through their eyes and words. You’ll be surprised!
Tim Brod
"Keeping bees, raising queens, producing honey, teaching bee keeping, moving my hives into agricultural areas for pollination, is a very rewarding practice.  It combines my love of the outdoors/agriculture with people."

AGE: 56

HOME TOWN: South Norwalk, Connecticut

FARM NAME & LOCATION: Highland Honey Bees – Boulder, CO

FARM TYPE / CROPS: Bees & honey



Anne Cure
 "You don’t need a huge amount of space to grow food for a village."

AGE: 36
HOMETOWN: Huron, New York
FARM NAME & LOCATION: Cure Organic – Boulder, CO
FARM TYPE/CROPS: diversified organic vegetables, unpasteurized meat, flowers



Dean Williams
"Fear is a motivator – I’d have to find another job in an office doing something I don’t want to do, maybe have to move somewhere else, and that makes me want to be successful."

AGE: 29
HOMETOWN: Monroe, LA
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Corn, soybeans, rice
FARM LOCATION: Bastrop and Bonita, LA



Michael Hicks
"What can be is really beyond our dreams..."

AGE: 38

HOMETOWN: Bedford, Indiana

FARM NAME & LOCATION: Living Roots Ecovillage – French Lick, Indiana

FARM TYPE / CROPS: Farming Community/ vegetable, fruits & herbs



Eugene Cooke
"All around us there are plants here to help and we won’t know that unless we immerse ourselves in nature."


HOME TOWN: Cerritos, CA
FARM NAME & LOCATION: Good Shepard Agroecology Center, Atlanta, GA
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Seasonal produce, native medicinals, fruit trees



Eva Worden
" I dedicate my work to improving lives through fresh, organic food."

NAME: Eva Worden
AGE: 45
HOME TOWN: Coral Gables, Florida
FARM NAME & LOCATION: Worden Farm – Punta Gorda, Florida
FARM TYPE / CROPS: organic produce – seasonal varieties



Alex Weiser
 "I was very surprised by how happy people become after eating food that tastes like it should and how it impacts them from their mouth to their soul."

AGE: 49
HOMETOWN Los Angeles
FARM TYPE/CROPS: Seasonal, root & specialty root vegetables, fruits, flowers, potatoes
FARM LOCATION: Tehachapi, California & Lucerne Valley, Bakersfield



Micah Barham
"I got out of school and started farming some on my own. I graduated from LSU – my major was agriculture business."

AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Oak Ridge, LA
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Row crops, cotton, corn, & peanuts
FARM LOCATION: Oak Ridge, LA



Meryl Kennedy
"More women are in the industry than you’d realize, but it’s still a male dominated world. I think I might add a little spunk to the mix!"

AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Mer Rouge, LA
CROPS: Rice, Soybeans
FARM LOCATION: Mer Rouge, LA
NAME OF BUSINESS: Kennedy Rice



McClendon Williams
"I hope people don’t have all preconceived notions about how or who farmers are, especially when from a particular area. A lot of us are pretty enlightened!"

AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Bastrop, LA
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Corn, soybeans, wheat
FARM LOCATION: Jones, LA



Larry Williams
"My favorite thing about my wife is that she’s so understanding with the amount of hours and time I have to spend on the farm."

AGE: 53
HOMETOWN: Born in Brinkley, AR– 50 miles outside of Memphis and 50 miles from Little Rock
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Rice, wheat, soybeans and corn
FARM LOCATION: Jones, LA



Jamila Norman
"I tell people at the market that you can pay us or you can pay a doctor. At the end of the day, it's cheaper to pay us. It's worth it."

AGE: 34
HOME TOWN: Atlanta, GA in the historic West End neighborhood
FARM NAME & LOCATION: Patchwork City Farms in Atlanta, GA
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Certified naturally grown greens, root vegetables, fruits



Heath Bardin
"I think farming is the purest way to get into nature. You have a lot of time to introspect yourself and analyze what you want to do to better your life."

AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Sterlington, LA
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Primarily rice and corn, soybeans
FARM LOCATION: Jones, LA



Grant Bardin
"I've learned, in farming, that if someone is struggling with anything always lend them a hand."

AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Sterlington, LA
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Rice, corn, and sweet potatoes
FARM LOCATION: Jones, LA
Currently serving a 4-year term in the USMC



Dylan Bardin
"I love farming, but I always wanted to serve my country. So my brother and I just went into the USMC, but I know we'll farm again."

AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Sterlington, LA
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Sweet potatoes, rice
FARM LOCATION: Jones, LA
Serving USMC since August 2011



Cameron Molberg
"No matter how you look at it, organic is an investment in yourself and your local economy. That money recirculates back into local economy 7 times, versus only twice when you spend on conventional products."

AGE: 31
HOMETOWN: Austin, TX
FARM NAME & LOCATION: Coyote Creek Farm in Elgin, TX
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Organic, pasture-raised eggs, organic feed for livestock



Allen Spires
"The crop in a field is the same thing as money... and you have to sleep at night knowing that you have a lot of money outside!"

AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Mer Rouge, LA
FARM TYPE / CROPS: Corn, soybeans
FARM LOCATION: Mer Rouge, LA
SCHOOL:ULM, agribusiness