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Ag School Revamp

Service-minded students make ag the hot new major.

Ever-more-intriguing technology, science, and an altruistic idea of feeding the world’s growing population inspire today’s ag students as much as the thought of going home to work on the family farm. Plus, it’s a safe bet that today’s ag majors will land jobs. Iowa State University, for example, places 97% of its ag students within six months of graduation.

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Bigger farms may not always be better farms, but no one disputes that having a larger operation allows farmers to spread fixed costs over more units of production. That’s why three farms on Prince Edward Island decided to form a joint venture and work together. The new entity allows them to capture economy-of-scale benefits, without taking on more debt or more land.

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    T-Bones & T-Rexes

    T-Bones & T-Rexes

    Montana rancher Clayton Phipps has gone from hunting arrowheads with his brother to making some of the most incredible fossil finds in recent history. It’s a skill that’s earned him the nickname Dino Cowboy, a badge he wears with pride. “All I ever wanted to do is chase cows and find fossils,” he says.

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      The Larder Is Full

      The Larder Is Full

      In 2003, Robin and Emma Niven moved from a farm in the Scottish county of Perthshire to take over a vegetable operation that had been farmed by Robin’s family on the shores of Loch Leven.

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