Jim Roberts from Underwood Ranches

One of the special things I’ve noticed about most of the farmers I talk to is an underlying sense of pride they have about growing food for people. They never come right out and say it, of course, but it’s there, you can see it in their eyes when they’re looking out at their sprawling acres of crop land. Jim Roberts is no different.

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August 2013 - Richard Atmore

Richard Atmore is a big man with a jovial gregarious personality and a big mission. He is a pleasure to converse with, mainly because he is a man with conviction and he always seems to be in a good mood. When I pulled onto his ranch after a long drive up Sexton Canyon Road, high in the hills above Ventura, I saw a slew of dusty trucks parked on his property and said to myself, “A lot of real work gets done here.”

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