Urbanites Move In On Area Farmers

If you’re closely connected to agriculture on the Northern Plains, you’ve almost certainly come to this unpleasant conclusion: A growing number of area residents know little about ag and care even less.

If you’re closely connected to agriculture on the Northern Plains, you’ve almost certainly come to this unpleasant conclusion: A growing number of area residents know little about ag and care even less.

My epiphany — a fancy word for a sudden insight or revelation — came eight or nine years ago during a conversation with an area businessman. He complained that North Dakota State University (NDSU) barns and livestock are adjacent to Hector International Airport, a well-run, growing airport in north Fargo, North Dakota’s largest city.

“It’s just terrible. People fly into town for the first time, and right away when they leave the airport they see a bunch of barns and animals,” he said in disgust.

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