In contrast to rest of ag school, these courses were full of well-groomed children of the upper middle class.
Aaaand then there was the sustainable ag program. That major was like flypaper for rich white kids.
"WHEN I HAVE A LITTLE MONEY, I BUY BOOKS. AND WITH WHAT IS LEFT OVER, I BUY FOOD. -ERASMUS"
Financially and logistically, there was no way for my body to keep up with the demands of school & parenting while broke.
They thought it was super to spend too much time & money on crap at the farmers market (our local FM was ... not great). They thought tote bags bragging about poverty were cute?
(I really hope all of this was just a UF thing, but given how the sustainable food movement works, I doubt it.)
But as someone who spent formative young adult years watching these kids play at starving, while I was *actually starving*? We should be very, very concerned that they're the ppl being positioned to renovate the food system.
@mckellogs I feel like this may be relevant to your interests