Seeing the Cows (Dr. Stephen Light, Policy Expert)


Dr. Stephen Light is the Director of Environment and Agriculture at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy located in Minneapolis, MN.

Transcript: Seeing the Cows

Working landscapes also have implications for the economy because our rural communities used to be closely tied to our urban centers. When I was growing up you could see the cows that provided milk to our community when I walked to school. You can no longer do that. We've become detached from our landscape. And, in doing so, our economy has become more centralized and less personalized. And the result is that our children no longer understand how our economy is dependent on the land. And so the working landscape is really a movement to rediscover and reconnect our urban centers with the landscape and the essential products from that landscape that maintain our economy and society.


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