Event educates youth on agriculture careers, food production.
Agriculture is South Dakota's number-one industry, but in this state only about 6% of farmers are under the age of 35. Some fear that despite its importance, the industry might start to die out in this area.
An event over the weekend was aimed at keeping the tradition alive -- an old fashioned harvest jamboree held in Cottonwood, MN. The agriculture industry is just as important there as it is in South Dakota, and family farming is in just as much danger of dying out.
So, one farmer decided it's time to show the kids what life on the farm is like. Robert Mohn's family has owned this farm for generations. He and a group of his fellow-farmers decided to throw a jamboree to get local kids interested in their trade.