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New and beginning farmers hope to build functioning local food system

For 27-year-old Joanna Larson, the desire to return home to take part in the operation of her family farm in Sheyenne has as much to do with building community as it does with farming. A strong independent streak also doesn't hurt.

She'd like to see things done differently and wants to put her stamp on the farm and further afield.

That includes eventually transitioning to more sustainable agricult...