Agriculture and community have been an interest of mine, especially in my adult life. I grew up as an urban kid in Halifax, NS...but had a dad who hunted, fished and loved the outdoors. He shared this love with his children. We have a large rural population of African Nova Scotians provincially who have farmed the land for over 300 years.Once I received my teacher's degree in 1991, I went to the Caribbean to teach for 10 years and got re-introduced to the importance (and profitability) of agriculture. I am presently the Director of ANS Education in my home province and am dedicated to promoting agriculture to today's youth in the school system.