Al Averitt is the lead independent consultant and founder. He is a member of the NCACA (North Carolina Agricultural Consultants Association), the NAICC (National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants), and GAIAC (the Global Alliance of Independent Agricultural Consultants). Al has also served as president/chairman of each of these organizations during his career and was a founding member of GAIAC. Al has traveled to many countries for speaking engagements and to study their agricultural systems. Al is a licensed independent consultant under North Carolina laws and a Certified Independent Crop Consultant-Independent.