Accolades poured in for Lori Mayhew, from a student from her first year at Damascus High and an official proclamation from the County Executive and Montgomery County Delegation. Lori herself spoke to the power of ag education to grab kids the way other subjects do not, but at the same time producing food is not for just a certain type of person. "It's not just a cow and a plow," she said. "If you like photography, marketing, art, there is a space for you in Agriculture." As part of running the only (FFA) chapter in the county, Lori organizes a farmers market at Damascus High School - each year they do The Great Plant Giveaway - veggie starts grown by FFA members are given free to market attendees, removing the barrier of cost to attempting to grow food. The experience of growing one's own food through this program shows community members what goes in to producing food, even on a small scale. Lori says of the program - "Not everyone can grow everything but everyone can grow something."