Stephen Songok grew up on a farm in a part of the country’s North Rift Valley maize farming zone where every family is judged by whether they have a tractor, or not. He grew up familiar with the plough, harrow and the maize-planter, the three most important implements of the region. Mr Songok went to Koilot primary school and Kesses Secondary School before venturing into technical agricultural learnings at CITC of Kapsabet and Cheptarit Youth Polytechnic. He has farmed and worked for the last 15 years in active modern-farming environment, some of those years as a tractor operator and driver, ferrying milk in the diary sector. He has worked for Agrimech Africa Ltd in North Rift maize zone and South Nyanza in the Homabay Sorghum farming zone. Mr Songok is an operator and mechanic, having undertaken a Mechanics Course and by practice, at Eastern Produce Company where he spent some of his working life. The father of two boys, states that he loves life on the farm because, he believes, farmers have superior quality food compared to those living in the towns and cities. SOngok loves to travel and make new friends.