Saving The Life Of The Farm

I was reading the home page of Beginning Farmer Center when an article caught my eye: Upcoming Event – Returning To The Farm Seminar. A 4 day event to be held in Ames, Iowa in January 2017. It finishes with the words “All family members are encouraged to attend.” The purpose is to encourage the children of farmers to return home and work the family farm after their parents are gone. In most cases the kids grow up and when they’re of age, they leave the small town for the big city. Over the passing years the small towns have grown  smaller, businesses have closed  up and places resembling  Grover’s Corners in  Our Town  have turned  into facsimiles of   the Texas town  The Last Picture Show.  Survival is a serious business  and I wish them all the luck in the world.

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