|Jessi Stewart, Egg Innovations|
Many of us are asked what we want to be when we grow up several times throughout our childhoods. And for most of us, the answer changes quite often as we discover our interests and passions.
But what I have found interesting within the farming community is that the job title is not nearly as important as the industry. The opportunities provided to young people in agriculture, such as 4-H and FFA, typically encourage them to seek out agriculture-related degrees even though they may not know exactly what their job will be.
I recently met Jessi Stewart, a field service representative for Egg Innovations. Her company is the largest originator of free range, pasture-raised commercial eggs in the U.S., and her job is to make sure that contract farmers have what they need to be successful, as well as to make sure that the hens are being cared for within the company’s high standards.