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When a corporate career came to a much-needed close, Amalia took a suggestion to “go outside and get your hands in some dirt” and inadvertently discovered the depth and richness of the Central Texas farming and ranching community by signing up as a volunteer farmhand. Volunteer farmhand led to accelerated education opportunities (thank you Farmshare!), led to a position as Harvest and Pack Manager for a season at Middle Ground Farm near Utley, Texas, led back to her dream job as Farm Manager at Farmshare Austin. Amalia is grateful to all the farmers who have shared their experience, knowledge and friendship, and fostered an abiding devotion to regenerative land stewardship and participation in building a more just and equitable local food system.

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