Post-World War II, Percy Patterson, from Drew, Mississippi, was weighing his options for a future. Instead of heading north like a lot of young men his age, he decided to stay in Mississippi.
All around him, the flatland boasted some of the most fertile soil for agriculture. Percy would learn that one thing–the soil–would change the trajectory of his life and even the life of his future generations. But, it would not just be the rich soil that built a foundation for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; it would be the quiet determination, tenacity and honest work ethic they inherited from Percy that prepared them for what was to come.