Youth and Agriculture Programs: Oil and Water or Oil and Vinegar?
Oil and water? Seemingly, that’s how youth and agriculture programs have evolved—as separate entities that resist being mixed together. The resistance comes from both sides. Traditional agricultural programs often focus on adults, throwing in youth targets only if required. And traditional youth programs often shy away from agricultural livelihoods, which are seen as holding no appeal for young people. I was one of those young people. I emphatically rejected the idea of foll