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Environment & Climate Change

Young Michigan farmers talk about the challenges they face

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Helen Hanley
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Governor Snyder says it's important to process the commodities made in Michigan.

It’s called a "discussion meet," and the Farm Bureau’s been doing it for decades. It's a way to bring young farmers together to talk about the challenges they face. And it's also a competition.

While the farmers are talking, they’re competing for a place at the state-level discussion meet, and then a shot at representing Michigan in the national competition.

Grant Reiff and Seth Earl both made it to the state competition that was held a month ago. Reiff is from Manchester and Earl is from Ludington. Earl won the state competition and is headed to the national "discussion meet" competition in Florida.

Listen to our discussion with them below: