When Jacqueline Smith, co-owner and farmer at Green Dirt Farm, was a teenager, she vowed to stop eating meat. Smith’s culinary change of heart wasn’t rooted in cliché teen angst, though. She ceased eating meat to boycott the industrial farm system. While Smith’s passion for sustainable farming remains strong, she dropped her personal boycott long ago. Smith now co-owns and operates Green Dirt Farm, a community-based farm specializing in sheep’s milk cheeses and 100 percent grass-fed lamb in Weston, MO. We recently interviewed Smith and asked her why she became a farmer, why she strives to keep her farm’s product standards high and practices sustainable, and what she has planned for Green Dirt in the near future.