Hello Everyone, My name is Richard James. I live in California in a rural mountain basin just east of the Central Valley where 1/3 of the nation’s vegetables and 2/3 of the nations fruits and nuts are grown. I am a student at the local Community College majoring in Plant Science and recently started a job with the UC Davis Kern County Extension Office as a student assistant 2 where I will be working on the UCCE Farm and working on a research project with a neighboring County Extension Advisor with Farmers in my area. I grew up in the midwest and saw grains being grown but personally have never grown them myself. I hope to learn how to grow grains on my farm and get wonderful recipes.