The From the Ground Up committee hosts an annual event typically located at a local farm. Each event focuses on a different theme. First and foremost, the event’s purpose is to acknowledge and celebrate Martin County agriculture. Secondly, agriculture knows the importance of connecting the ag community with those that may not have an agricultural exposure. Connecting on a person-to-person level through conversations is paramount to the success of the event. Lastly, we showcase agriculture in either displays, demonstrations, hands-on experiences or speakers. The event is invitational only as our target audience is influencers. These influencers can be community leaders, business owners, educators, and political leaders along with farmers.