Amy Foster discusses her twelve years as a livestock farmer and co-owner of Gilcrest Natural Farm in Iron Station, North Carolina. Mrs. Foster describes how her desire to control her food and develop her land were factors that led her to become a full time farmer. She explains why she chose to raise cattle and chickens, and she describes the methods she uses to raise her animals naturally. Other topics Mrs. Foster discusses include farming as a business, the usefulness of the Internet for farmers, the many resources that are available to farmers through the North Carolina State University such as the N.C. Cooperative Extension, the pros and cons of urban development,, local farmers markets, and the importance of educating consumers.