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Job prospects drawing students to ag schools

Source: Posted By: Faye C...3991 days ago

Tristesse Jones will probably never drive a tractor or guide a combine through rows of soybeans at harvest time.

There isn't a farm within miles of where she grew up on Chicago's west side, but she's set to graduate with a bachelor's degree in crop sciences from the University of Illinois' agriculture school next spring.

"People ask me what is my major, and they say 'What is that? So you want to grow plants?'" Jones said.

She is one of a growing number of students being drawn to ag schools....

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