The said young and enterprising girl, has just made history as Georgia’s youngest certified farmer. She is working to make her mark at the tender age of six.
With her mother and father’s unflinching supports, Kendall Rae started her own business ‘aGrowKulture’, joining several agricultural organizations in the state, including Georgia Grown and the Georgia farm Bureau. Her aspirations and hope is to apply for grants and scholarships to help expand her farming business.
Her loving mother, Madam Ursula Johnson said her daughter has been farming for nearly half her life, crediting Kendall Rae’s great-grand mother, Laura ‘Kate’ Williams, with giving her a green thumb. She started out in a patio garden, and the platio garden grew from a bitty something to, by time her fourth birthday cake, we had a full.
Fledged garden in our backyard and then we moved, and how she has a farm; Johnson said. The kid farmer grows several things, including okra, carrots, cucumber, squash, and strawberries. She shares her love of farming via a monthly gardening club and a subscribed based food box. Kendall Rae hopes to inspire other families and children to begin gardening and continues helping people learn about a farm-to table lifestyle.
Georgia state representative Mandisha Thomas, has been an advocate for Kendall Rae, recruiting the young agriculturist to support other young farmers in the South Fulton region and they raised $85,000.