As a young child, Toni lived on the island of Malta where her grandfather worked on a dairy farm. Her family eventually settled in Lansing, IL where Toni went into taught fourth grade for 25 years. As a teacher she became familiar with AITC, and invited them back to her fourth grade class every year. Being so impressed with the program that upon retiring she decided she would like to be part of it. She has been a presenter since 2009 and loves being with the children and teaching them the impact agriculture has in their daily lives.