Some day in the future, when advances in efficient equipment or different economic circumstances have made small-scale agriculture more financially viable than it is at present, I want to recreate that famous scene in The Graduate. I want to put my arm around the shoulder of some well-educated young person at their post-graduation party and tell them I only have one word to say to them: farming. But I am afraid that the ability to make a good living from farming will not be a sufficient inducement. There is another barrier to be overcome. In most circles it is considered somehow unworthy of educated ...


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