|Julie C. Weatherby
Janie M. Burns grew up in Ontario, Oregon on her familys' farm. After years away from the farm, Janie decided what she really wanted to do was to return to a farming way-of-life.
To Janie, farming is far more than a job. It is an opportunity to understand and practice her beliefs in sustainable agriculture. On her 10-acre farm near Boise, Idaho, she utilizes low impact organic practices to produce food for local markets.
Janie is the founder of the Fresh Market Growers of Treasure Valley, a non-profit organization formed to provide a forum for market growers to educate the public on the benefits of fresh local produce and to promote marketing opportunities. As a fellow grower, friend, and partner, I would like to honor Janie and to thank her for keeping life interesting challenging and rewarding.