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Agriculture group aims to recruit young Wisconsin farmers

 


JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A farming organization in Wisconsin is teaching children about agriculture in the classroom in the hopes of recruiting and retaining younger farmers.

Sheila Everhart, the Rock County coordinator for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program, told The Janesville Gazette (http://bit.ly/2mJyESZ ) her goal is to educate kids about where their food comes from and introduce them to career opportunities in agriculture. She said she wants her lessons to appeal to all students, not just those with farming backgrounds.

The average age of Wisconsin farmers has c...



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