Rachel grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and volunteered on a nearby organic vegetable farm throughout high school, where she found her passion for farming. She attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and studied Horticulture and began working on specialty crop farms throughout the state. This year is her second season of growing cut flowers on her farm, Pluck Flower Farm, in Foreston, MN. She sells her flowers direct to consumers through farmers markets and wedding flowers and sells flowers wholesale to designers and florists. She believes family farms are essential to the health of rural communities and the country, and that farmers deserve to earn a living.