Students attending School for Agriculture and Environmental Studies (SAGES) in Fox Lake can rattle off at least a dozen commodities in which the Badger state ranks No. 1 including cranberries, mink pelts and milk goats.
High school agriculture programs sprouting across the nation’s Corn Belt are teaching teenagers, many of them in urban environments, that careers in the field often have nothing to do with cows and plows.
The following article first appeared in the Mar. 21, 2001 issue of The PERC Report, published by the Bozeman, Montana-based Political Economy Research Center, and is reproduced with permission. By Indur M. Goklany: a PERC Julian Simon Fellow in 2000. He is the author of Clearing the Air [Cato Institute] and many studies of the links…