ROOTED IN THE VALLEY: Will Scott came back to farming, hopes to encourage young Black farmers

April 11, 2023
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Will Scott, spent a career in the Navy and as an electrician, but came back to farming. SCREEN GRAB
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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Will Scott grew up farming but left for a career in the Navy and as an electrician.

“If it’s in your blood, you’ll come back to it,” he says of why he started his small farming operation in Fresno County after many years away.

Farming is fundamental to life, he says and hopes to encourage young people to realize its value.

This is the third in SJV Water’s series of videos called “Rooted in the Valley,” featuring small family farmers who continue to work the land in spite of all the challenges they face – especially water.

Thank you to SJV Water donors and the James B. McClatchy Foundation for supporting our work.

Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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