I am writing this blog post as a break between studying for different finals. This is my last post, so I just have to say that I’m very thankful for my time working on the Howdy Farm.
Working with Corey has been great, working with the other interns has been a lot of fun, and meeting all sorts of different volunteers has been awesome.
Instead of spending all day inside going from classroom to classroom, I was able to spend 9 hours a week outside doing something, and that has really helped to keep me sane this semester. As a college student, being able to see the shape and form of what I want to do with my degree has really been invaluable.
I’m majoring in Horticulture so I can grow food and feed people. The Howdy Farm will always be in my mind one of the first steps toward that goal. But the very first step will always be my family, and three of them in particular. My great grandmother, my grandfather and my dad.
My great grandmother is Ina Bell Storey, who was known as “the peach lady” in Red River County where I grew up. I never really knew her, but I see her legacy in my grandfather and my dad. My grandfather is A&M class of ‘49 and later became Professor Emeritus of Horticultural Science at A&M. My dad is A&M class of ‘83, graduating with a bachelor’s of horticultural science.
I don’t think I’d be here studying horticulture if these people weren’t in my life. I’ll always be thankful for that.