Lucie Amundsen

 Lucie Amundsen, co-founder and marketing chick for Locally Laid Egg Company, tells the story of how a midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged farm. The newbie-farmers also deal with their own shortcomings, making for a failed inspection and intense struggles to keep livestock alive during a brutal winter. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learn to negotiate the highly stressed no-man’s-land known as Middle Agriculture. Amundsen sees firsthand how these mid-sized farms, situated between small-scale operations and mammoth factory farms, are vital to rebuilding America’s local food system.