Six-year-old Kendall Rae Johnson has made history as she has become Georgia’s youngest certified farmer.
Kendall Rae began cultivating her love of watching fruits and veges grow at the age of 3-years-old according to her website. This love of nature stemmed from her great-grandmother Laura “Kate” Williams.
“She started to see it go from a seed, to a plant, and then die and come back. She saw the plant life cycle of that and was like, wow,” Kendall Rae’s mom, Ursula Johnson, told 11 Alive.
To continue to grow alongside her garden, Kendall Rae started her own farming business called aGROWKulture. Fast-forward to the present and Kendall Rae has become a certified farmer in the state of Georgia and she is a now role model for young farmers.
“She started out in a patio garden and the patio garden grew from a little bitty something to, by the time her fourth birthday came, we had a full-fledged garden in our backyard,” Ursula told Good Morning America in a recent interview. “And then we moved, and now she has a farm.”
As a certified farmer, Kendall Rae has joined a few farming organizations that will help her take her business to the next level. She has joined organizations such as Georgia Grown, a division of Georgia’s Department of Agriculture, and the Georgia Farm Bureau. Because she is an official farmer, Kendall Rae can apply to grants, scholarships and purchase land under her business entity.
Georgia State Rep. Mandisha Thomas discovered the young farmer and has helped her to follow her dreams. Kendall Rae has made several speaking appearances in support of young farmers and has helped them raise $85,000. Currently, she has her sites set on raising an additional $10,000 for an outdoor agricultural science lab to begin composting.
Congratulations, Kendall Rae. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for you!