When they said children are the future, they never lied. Young people are the next generation of leaders in social justice, education, health, technology and even agriculture. No age is too early to chase after your dreams and be changeable. At just six years old, Georgia native Kendall Roy Johnson’s name has already gone down in history, and it’s all because of his love for fruits and vegetables.
According to Good Morning America, Kendall is the youngest certified farmer and the youngest black farmer in Georgia. One might ask how the six-year-old child was interested in starting and planting fruits and vegetables? Okay, the answer is simple – curiosity. Her grandmother Laura “Kate” Williams inspired a garden girl when she was 3 years old. At the age of four, his parents planted a garden in the backyard where he grew everything from carrots to squash, squash, zucchini and strawberries.
Kendall’s process of becoming a certified farmer did not happen by accident. He took the necessary steps to ensure that he got his business entity at the state and federal level in the name of “agricultural culture”. The young woman joined several agricultural organizations, including the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Groen. In addition, he joined the Georgia Farm Bureau.
Now Kendall is a government farmer, he can purchase land under grants, scholarships and his business. There are more than 2,000,000 farms operating in Georgia, and Kendall has joined the list of black producers across the United States, accounting for less than 2% of the country’s 4. million million farmers, according to the 2011 census.
Kendall’s legacy is barely beginning. He has already been recognized in his own day in the town of South Fulton. September 28 was declared “Kendall Roy Praise Day” for his work in his garden. Congratulations Kendall! Keep striving for excellence!
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