Another Generation Goes Back to the Land

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Historically speaking, civilization has moved from the countryside to the city, from tilling the soil to industrial jobs, office work and technology. There's always been a counter-movement of urbanites, who have romanticized the pastoral life ‘til they've learned about hard labor and lousy income. But the latest new farmers appear to be sticking it out much longer, motivated by interest in the environment and a passion for really good , locally grown, food. The US government, which is granting $1.8 billion in loans to new farmers, says they're doing the right thing at the right time.

Credits

Guests:
Lindsey Lusher Shute - National Young Farmers Coalition - @LLShute, Marc Cavatorta - California Farm Academy, Mary Kimball - Center for Land Based Learning - @MaryCLBL, Ron Rosmann - Rosmann Family Farms

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Sonya Geis