Claire Smith
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Claire Smith grew up on a 2,300 acre farm thinking it was normal. She studied Neuroscience at the University of Michigan but did not pursue medicine. After several years away, Claire moved back to Michigan to grow teff with her father. She is the founder of Tenera Grains, the maker of Teffola.

Opinion | Can a 200 Year Old Farm Pivot from Cash Crops to Ancient Grains?

The Smiths have been growing corn and soybeans for nearly 200 years. With prices continuing to fall in 2015, they tried growing teff, an ancient grain from Ethiopia.