Wellesley College, just outside Boston's bustling metropolis, definitely isn't an agriculture school. But Amelia Kent was looking for something different when she enrolled in the all-women's liberal arts college.
"I wanted to try something new," recalls the 29-year-old. "I knew I could pursue the ag track, but I was strongly encouraged by my parents to consider something different."
Indeed, Kent was focused on double-majoring in economics and religion -- a world away from her father's Colorado ranch and her maternal grandmother's Louisiana nursery business.
In 2005, degree in hand, Kent planned to either ...