McLean County Farm Bureau

#4 – Russian orphan finds a home and success on Minonk farm

Mark Pressburger, senior video producer, says: “Telling the story of how Anya Irons overcame incredible obstacles in life to become a successful entrepreneur running her own greenhouse and farm was truly one of the most emotional and inspiring videos produced this year. She is an incredibly determined, hardworking and passionate farmer. Her story of being adopted from a Russian orphanage by an Illinois farm family without speaking English and learning to farm and eventually starting her own greenhouse is simply amazing. Having the chance to meet her and her children and show the beautiful plants she creates made the video stand out as one of the best stories of the year on”


Watch it here