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An Incubator for Aspiring Farmers

 by Julie Hanus

Tags: food (and politics), community building, agriculture, farming, farmers, aspiration, Farm Beginnings, Land Stewardship Project, Julie Hanus,


One of the coolest programs of Minnesota’s Land Stewardship Project is its Farm Beginnings program, a “farmer-led educational training and support program who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise.” Check it out in action: There’s a great profile on the organization’s website of two Farm Beginnings participants and their fledgling fruit farm, originally published in the most recent issue of the Land Stewardship Letter. It’s compelling reading for any urban-bound individual who has ever dreamt of someday heading back to the land.

Source: Land Stewardship Letter

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