Young Farmers are Combining Politics with Pitchforks


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The life of a farmer is a difficult one—meaning, for most, years of hard work, little money, and even less appreciation. Maybe it is this reason that passing down the family farm has become an increasingly difficult proposition.Thankfully, Good explains, this trend is easing. Hip young people obsessed with all that is local are polishing the image of the American farmer—making it look fresh and exciting again. They write:

Internships, conferences, and school gardening programs are slowly turning that around. And there's no shortage of urban longing for a simpler life; its latest incarnation is a hipster culture obsessed with food and hyperlocalization—just look around Brooklyn.

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