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Chris Holman came to Wisconsin for a doctorate in world language studies but instead became a farmer.

Kriss Marion, a former journalist from Chicago, came here to raise a few sheep and have a bigger garden. She never imagined she would have a farm that provides fresh food for 50 families.

You could call them accidental farmers, since getting into full-time agriculture was not part of their plan. What Holman and Marion have in common now, though, is they're enrolled in the Beginning Farmers Institute, a national program meant to develop leaders in a career field that faces scores of retirements....


Read More At: http://www.jsonline.com/business/beginning-farmers-institute-helps-accidental-farmers-b99326450z1-270615051.html



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