New Urban Area Farmers

(Community Matters) Steven and I have been talking about this for a couple of years now – not only farming but butchering, baking, fishing . . . the migration by smart, well-educated, success-driven young people to these vocations. That they can make a decent living selling their wares in Central Texas is encouraging.

AAS story Loans helping new, urban-area farmers (pic by Ralph Barrera, AAS) 

brenton johnson by Barrera

 

Coupled with our interest in farmers and artisans is an interest in cooperatives. There’s a resurgence in this business organization structure in our country, and there’s organized opposition by big banks and other businesses against them as their market share increases. Steven serves as treasurer of the Wheatsville Coop board. I’ve recently offered to engage with UFCU.

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