We often read about the graying of the farm sector, children leaving the farms to live and work in the cities. What happens to the farms when the older generation are no longer to here to care for them? A fascinating piece on women inheriting farmland and coming back to take care of it, and programs that reach out to them, aimed at ensuring that soil health is preserved and maintained. It is an encouraging story of women who have not farmed (or even if they farming wives, were somehow not an integral part of the decision making process), coming back and taking up the responsibilities of stewardship.
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