My name is Nicholas Fisher, and mine is a story engendered by interaction with food production. When I was five years old, a clutch of chicks became the first responsibility of my childhood; I learned to care for them, and upon their maturity, began an enterprise selling eggs to my neighbors. Shortly thereafter, I joined a 4-H organization and involved myself in the swine project, raising Yorkshire and Hampshire hogs for market. In 2006, I graduated out of those projects of my youth and into the busy 'dish pit' of an organic food cooperative's kitchen. The skills that I learned working through the myriad positions of that culinary institution subsidized my tuition for undergraduate coursework in Anthropology, where I studied the effects of globalized agriculture within a critical framework. I then spent a post-baccalaureate year reconnecting with my agricultural roots, volunteering in educational gardens and working on a small organic potato farm, before returning to my studies as a graduate student at Oregon State University.