U.S. Senator Encourages Next Generation of Farmers

Trumbull Agriscience and Biotechnology student, Matilda Brady is presented with a sign for her new business by FSA State Executive Director, Bryan Hurlburt.

Trumbull Agriscience and Biotechnology student, Matilda Brady is presented with a sign for her new business by FSA State Executive Director, Bryan Hurlburt. Photo by Kate Czaplinski.

Connecticut State Executive Director Bryan Hurlburt set up a Skype session with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and high school students at Trumbull’s regional Agriscience and Biotechnology Center to encourage them to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of farming. “We are a state of entrepreneurs,” Murphy said. “The legacy businesses of our state aren’t expanding, so it’s the small businesses that are our future. We will need you to create some jobs in the future.” One student, Matilda Brady, received an FSA Rural Youth Loan to raise and market pigs as part of a supervised agricultural project with the school. Brady was presented with an FSA sign for her successful business. Read more (Trumbull Times).

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