Being outside, farming, and family were, and still are a foundation that I built my business and life on. I graduated high school in 1995 from Hobgood Academy when veteran crop consultant Larry Pendleton gave me a job "scouting cotton".
This summer cycle of cotton and college lasted for five years during my stay at NCSU. I hold a Bachelors of Science degree in Agriculture Extension and Education and still enjoy the resources and professors there.
The next crop consulting experience came from another pioneer of the trade, Will Connell. His knowledge of all things agriculture and motorcycles led me to where I am today. Two growing seasons with Will and my crop consulting license led to my own business.
A 36 year old life of agriculture, 18 seasons of crop scouting, 11 seasons advising growershave all given me deep respect for the job we all do. Making your living with mother nature is not something for the faint of heart. We take pride in our services and working for local farmers who we feel are industry leaders. We enjoy our work.
My wife Jennifer, son Rook and I reside at 402 West Washington Street in Bethel, NC. The northern corner of our house holds the office and heartbeat of Homegrown Agriculture.