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Planting Memories Ricky James: by Naomi Hopkins that heritage has played a big part in his story and this is what he has wanted to do his whole life. Ricky James is a very down-to-earth man and you can tell that this isn’t just a job to him. This is his passion. Osage isn’t just a farm. It is a culture, a family, and most impor- tantly, it is Ricky James, the man who started it all. Part 1: Where It All Began Have you ever heard the phrase “From farm to table?” Osage Farms embodies that phrase. Osage gives Rabun County the privilege of healthy, home-grown produce that most people don’t get to have. I was lucky enough to interview the man behind this amazing business, Ricky James, just before his busy season (April, 2017). Just by talking to him, you can tell that he loves what he does and that he has put his heart and soul into this business. It is obvious I went (to) Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. They had dorm students. 50% (were) dorm (students) and 50% (were) community students. There (were) dairy barns up there (that) the dorm students worked (in). They worked out on the farm a lot. The community stu- dents just rode the bus and went there during the day. I had a lot of local kids that were friends (and I) had a lot of dorm students 56