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Kendall Rae Johnson is one of those interesting individuals that you just want to get to know. Interestingly, she is a certified farmer in Georgia. Although that may not be all that unusual, the fact that Kendall is only six years old really makes it unique.

Kendall applied for a business entity through both the state and the federal government. After her business, named aGROWKulture was registered, she began joining various organizations involved in farming and became a certified farmer.

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Now that six-year-old Kendall is a farmer, she can start applying for scholarships and grants so she can buy her own land and run the business.

It seems as if this is something that runs in the family. Her great-grandmother, Laura Williams, had a love of the land. Kendall just picked up on it and started to grow things at home, including squash, carrots, and okra.

In an interview with Good Morning America, her mother, Ursula Johnson, stated: “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.” She went on to say that after they moved, she had her own farm.

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Kendall wants to do more than grow food, she wants her peers to know more about farming. At first, she was part of a garden club and her family helped her to harvest and plant the food for monthly food subscription boxes. She eventually hopes to fulfill her mission of teaching kids about where food comes from.

Georgia State representative Mandisha Thomas has taken a personal interest in Kendall. Through various speaking appearances and press conferences, a total of over $85,000 was raised in support of young farmers in that county.

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Kendall is also hoping that she will get an outdoor agricultural science lab underway if she can raise $10,000 for it.

Her mother, Ursula, is quite proud. Not only is her daughter the youngest farmer in Georgia, but she is also the youngest black farmer in the United States.

Although she certainly does love growing food, she also has something else that she loves just as much. In her words, she just wants to make new friends, make new things, and inspire kids. Learn more about Kendall and her work on her website, or follow her on Instagram and TikTok.

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