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Follow the growing local movement in central Illinois from field to fork

Where are the farm kids in farm classes?

I help teach a class for aspiring fruit and vegetable growers once a month at the University of Illinois. Interestingly, the bulk of the students in the class did not grow up on farms. They are either from the city or a suburb. Clearly, everyone who wants to farm should be able to learn how to do it. However, it does raise the question: Where are the farm kids? As more opportunities open up for...

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