Anthony and I embarked on a unique journey last January. The journey isn’t quite finished, but our Rent-a-Chick educational program is fast approaching and we wanted to begin sharing the story with you. As most of you know, we started our Rent-a-Chick program when we were stationed in California back in 2012 and then moved it here after we received orders to PCS to Offutt AFB in 2014. Our Rent-a-Chick educational program teaches families about farm life by caring for two chicks; learning how to feed, water, exercise, and love on little critters that are completely dependent on them. The beginning stages of our program focused on working out the details to ensure the safety of the chicks, enjoyment for the families, and overall logistics. In 2014, we created small lesson plans and activities for families who participated, and by 2017 we had almost everything perfected. In 2016, we started to receive calls and emails from other farmers as well an university agricultural departments asking if they could use or collaborate with us on our program. I was readily excited by the prospect of working with larger education departments and the opportunity to share the joys of chicks with more families. However, there were legal and organizational steps we needed to take first. One of which involved trademarking our program.