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Pedro Ghirotti is a graduate student at MSU Horticulture Department, seeking a specialization in organic vegetable production under the guidance of Professor John Biernbaum. Pedro comes from Brazil, where he farmed vegetables organically for 5 years at his family’s farm, marketing to upscale catering business and wholesale distributors. His career change came with the realization that organic farming must keep updated with the latest technologies and production practices. He joined the farm crew to apply scientific knowledge to a real working farm, but also to strengthen his connection to the people who make the farm happen. After the end of his program he plans to work in production and consultancy.