Returning to the countryside for a brighter future
December 12, 2015
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I received a letter about a month ago from a young woman who had decided to start life as a farmer in rural Korea. Although the numbers are not enormous, the return to the farm is a meaningful trend. Moreover, farming offers the greatest potential for responding to the problem of unemployment among youth. If we could break up factory farms in the United States and give the land in small grants to young people, we could greatly improve the economy and bring higher stability to society. Not to mention the fact that small farmers take better care of the land.
Here is an ad I saw at Kyung Hee University concerning opportunities to return to farming. The title reads “the scholarship program for rural farms and fishing villages has been improved.”