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  • U. of I. Extension's 'New Farmer' program puts down roots

    Weeding by example Chef Ann Swanson pulls weeds on the half-acre "incubator" plot she is working for her employer, Hendrick House, which serves about 2,000 meals daily. The plot, located near the Student Sustainability Farm, was offered to students enrolled in U. of I. Extension's "Preparing a New Generation of Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmers" program. (See related story below.)  Click photo to enlarge

    Weeding by example Chef Ann Swanson pulls weeds on the half-acre "incubator" plot she is working for her employer, Hendrick House, which serves about 2,000 meals daily. The plot, located near the Student Sustainability Farm, was offered to students enrolled in U. of I. Extension's "Preparing a New Generation of Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmers" program. (See related story below.) Click photo to enlarge

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Weeding by example Chef Ann Swanson pulls weeds on the half-acre "incubator" plot she is working for her employer, Hendrick House, which serves about 2,000 meals daily. The plot, located near the Student Sustainability Farm, was offered to students enrolled in U. of I. Extension's "Preparing a New Generation of Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmers" program. (See related story below.) Click photo to enlarge

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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