Tianna Kennedy, of Star Route Farm in the Catskills of NY, contributed this compelling argument to young agrarians and agrarian-minded professionals. She says, so you think rural areas like the Catskills are a dead-end: you’re wrong. Make sure to read beyond the break to see the three amazing farm positions she’s spotlighted– two “professional” jobs and one farming incubator.
“So many great Ag jobs up at the moment in the Catskills.
People, it is time we for real reverse the trend towards urbanization – strong self-sufficient local communities and the thriving informal economies and the distribution routes they engender are more resilient than vulnerable urban centers. They are pockets of resistance and value. Quality of life skyrockets proportionate to distance from urban centers. Plus, the clean air, water (to swim in as well as to drink), farm-fresh food, views! The country has it all. Continue reading