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USDA Invests $20 Million to Hire 11,000 Youth and Veterans on Forest Lands

In fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture invested $20 million in partnerships that supported work and training opportunities for 11,000 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands. The USDA Forest Service provided employment opportunities for youth and … Continue reading

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12-Year-Old Loan Recipient Becomes Grand Champion

Coby Hudson is an ambitious pre-teen who understand the concept of farming. “Sometimes living on a farm means less sleep to make sure everything like chores, schoolwork and other stuff gets done, but it’s just a part of the life,” … Continue reading

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From an Idaho Youth Loan to National Youth Leader

By Candy Moore, Idaho Public Affairs/Outreach Coordinator Shane Kerner applied for her first USDA Farm Service Agency Rural Youth Loan at age 14. Now, at age 20, she not only reached adulthood, but financial independence to grow what was once … Continue reading

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Eighth Grader Wins Art Contest Depicting Agriculture

A future farmer and artist is what describes Ann Malene Watson. An 8th grade student at Strathmore Middle School in Tulare County, Calif., Ann was one of 12 students whose artwork won the 2012-2013 Tulare County Farm Bureau calendar art … Continue reading

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Best Friends Find Niche Through FSA Rural Youth Loan Program

By Pamela Sikes, Coffee County FSA, Alabama Caylex Strickland and Ivy Bright are two teenagers with an entrepreneurial spirit. Born just one week apart and best friends since grade school, it is no wonder the pair followed similar paths to … Continue reading

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