Gary Beu, in charge of operations at the Hilltop Creamery, poses for a portrait inside of his office located in the Charles L Taylor Agriculture Center on August 22nd. Gary wakes up at 4:00 a.m., so he can be out the door by 5:00 and start the cheese making process at the creamery at 6:00. Gary works with students at the creamery and teaches them the cheese making process. “I really do like teaching people,” Gary explained. “Seeing them grow into it, it’s a good feeling to know that they got it… When you try a new cheese and it comes out really well, it means that they’ve listened to you.” Gary grew up in Alaska where he ran a dairy farm and cheese plant with his wife. He moved to Edmonson county 10 years ago.