“It is not how successful our business can be as the bottom line. The bottom line is how successful our business can be and support our employees’ families and our community,” said Afton Darnell Roberts. “I believe that comes from being a woman and understanding all that goes into a job and your work life.”
Afton farms in Swain County on family land going back generations. Her father always encouraged her and told her, “This is a woman’s world. You can accomplish anything.” She helps manage a thriving, diversified farm business while meeting the needs of her staff and consumers during COVID job loss and market uncertainty. Darnell Farms launched a home delivery program to meet the demand of folks wary of shopping and who may be homebound.
Resiliency is being able to recover from tough situations, says Tarinii Isner. Tarinii and her family are in year four of their