Mike Shelton I'm Mike Shelton, a senior sociology major from Cleveland, Ohio. Since farmers only make up two percent of the population, I never knew much about their lifestyle. My teachers never considered them a large enough group to be important. But through the Family Farm Project, I have learned that farmers are essential to the sustenance of this nation and our culture. Everyone should be aware of this fact and offer farmers our thanks and respect.
Annick Shen Hello! My name is Annick Shen, and I'm a senior anthropology major specializing in documentary photography. I am from Rancho Palos Verdes, California, a small suburb south of Los Angeles. This project dispelled many myths I held about farming and provided wonderful relationships with the people of Knox County. These unqiue experiences have enriched my time at Kenyon College.
Emily Sprowls Hi! My name is Emily Sprowls. I grew up near lots of dairy farms in Brookfield, Wisconsin, but now my family lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. I'm a senior studying Ohio ecology, and I will graduate with a major in biology, a minor in anthropology, and a concentration in environmental studies. Meeting farmers in Knox County has allowed me to share my love of plants and animals with people that have the oldest job in world: growing our food.
Alison Wolfgram Hi! My name is Alison Wolfgram. I am a junior chemistry major from Barrington, Illinois. Because of the Family Farm Project I have discovered that there is a culture in America that few people will ever encounter - agriculture. I now attach a face to the food I eat. When I buy food, be it from a restaurant or grocery store, I am supporting the many endeavors of the farmer.
My name is Kirstin Yogg and I am a sophmore sociology major with a concentration in environmental studies. The Family Farm Project has given me the chance to learn not only from the professors and students at Kenyon but from the community of Knox County--especially the farmers. Coming from Boston, Massachussetts, I have broadened my education in ways that I never thought possible at college.
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