2 Forest Lake grads explore future of food system on 1,800-mile bike ride
Serious and growing challenges face the nation’s food system, but opportunities abound for a new generation of farmers valuing innovation and determination.
That conclusion is the crux of a volume’s worth of observations made by a pair of local young women on their recently completed bicycle trip up the whole of the Mississippi River.
Christy Newell and Siri Simons took their passion to the road from May through July on a 53-day tour of farms in the heart of the nation. The Forest Lake High School and University of Minnesota graduates came across plenty of adventure and new friends but stayed focused on their goal while studying agriculture practices at 17 farms and community gardens. See more in Editor Clint Riese’s Forest Lake Times story.