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Pecan Farm In Saucier Teaches Young Workers Life Lessons

It's the picture perfect place for anyone looking to indulge in pecans.

But, this farm isn't just about growing, cracking and shelling nuts, it's about teaching young workers life-long lessons.

"We enjoy getting young people and teaching them.  They're going to use this all along in life... meeting people, making change and being on your jobs when it's time to be there and not being late," said Bobbie Lott, of Fig, Berry and Pecan Farm.

Some of the farm's young employees say they're already taking notes on life-long lessons.

"You have to be able to wake up early and not get tired very easily," says Shane Phillips, farm worker.

"If you get them while they're young, they never forget it," said Alfred Lott,  of Fig, Berry and Pecan Farm.

Sean Broussard says Alfred and Bobbie Lott are like grandparents to him.

Broussard, who's putting himself through college, says his work on the farm has taught him the value of hard work and the importance of showing people you care.

"I've been riding up here on my bike every since I was little so now I have a car I can drive up here.  I enjoy it because it's not just a business, everybody's coming down and once everyone's got everything they need, they sit around and reminisce about old times," said Sean Broussard, farm worker.  

When it comes to leading by example, Broussard says Alfred Lott couldn't be a better man to follow.

"He's a great man.  I'm not kin to him, but he's like my grandfather," says Broussard.

When it comes to their young workers, the Lotts say they're happy to have the chance to make an impact on their lives.

"I'm proud. I'm proud of them," said Alfred Lott.

By Krystal Allan

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