Puppy Mill Bust and Summer Job Time
Puppy Mill Bust and Summer Job Time. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
Very shortly the job market will be flooded with teens and young adults looking for a summer job. Fast food restaurants and some larger retail outlets will see an influx of eager applicants but what about a job on the farm? According to Katherine Adam of the National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service, farm internships are growing in popularity.
ADAM: I attribute it mainly to the increased interest in local food systems and local food production. I’m sure the students are generally very interested in being socially conscious in a lot of different ways and doing the right thing by the environment, minimized use of pesticides and all farm inputs which become more and more expensive every year in regular commercial farming.
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That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.