As the nation's farmers age, there is an increasing interest among younger Americans in learning small-scale, sustainable-farming practices. While universities are beginning to increase opportunities in this area, hands-on training in the field has become more complex as government defines, taxes or regulates internships. Some of the 6,000 farm interns employed across the U.S. complain that their experiences lack mentoring, but greater challenges await them in the high prices they will have to pay for land and farming equipment.

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