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“Farm Hands” for Future Farmers

From FarmHandsBook.com, “Farm Hands for ‘future farmers'” by Tom Rivers, 13 Mar 2011.
Agricultural reporter Tom Rivers "gets his hands dirty" and describes his farm work experiences.

Agricultural reporter Tom Rivers "gets his hands dirty" and describes his farm work experiences.

The story of Tom Rivers’ experiences working with migrant farmworkers will go to every Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter in New York state.

The Orleans County Farm Bureau and the FFA chapters in Albion and Medina will, jointly, purchase and distribute 90 copies of Farm Hands for each FFA in the state, the groups announced March 12th during their “Farmer to Neighbor Night.”

Farm Hands: Hard work and hard lessons from Western New York fields is based on a 2008 newspaper series in The (Batavia) Daily News. The 168-page book highlights 13 farms in Orleans and Genesee counties and shows the grueling work required to plant and harvest crops. It is now in its fifth printing.

The New York Apple Association also recently purchased a copy of Farm Hands for every member of the New York Congressional delegation.

Read more at: FarmHandsBook.com, “Farm Hands for ‘future farmers'” by Tom Rivers, 13 Mar 2011.

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