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a Growing Number of Young Americans Are Leaving Desk Jobs to Farm

Written By: Caitlin Dewey  |  Posted: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Liz Whitehurst dabbled in several careers before she ended up here, crating fistfuls of fresh-cut arugula in the early-November chill.

The hours were better at her nonprofit jobs. So were the benefits. But two years ago, the 32-year-old Whitehurst - who graduated from a liberal arts college and grew up in the Chicago suburbs - abandoned Washington for this three-acre farm in Upper Marlboro, Md.

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