Monday, January 28, 2013

Young farmer helps her family

This is a great story about a teenager who decided to help her family by getting into the egg business. She wasn't sophisticated or knowledgeable about chickens -- that may have given her an advantage, she hadn't been taught this wouldn't work. She borrowed some money from her grandmother and is now the youngest Certified Humane chicken farmer in the country. Watch the CBS News video here.

When my daughter was in high school, her ag teacher told her how she'd have to hatch hundreds of birds to get any good ones, that it was very difficult, etc. etc. Since we had been successfully raising chickens for years, she knew the teacher was crazy, but that woman no doubt influenced a lot of others. So it's just as well this girl took on the project for herself. You go, girl!

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