Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council chief Sarah Dornink tells the Star Tribune that one of the big things making it hard to recruit and retain agriculture teachers — a declining resource in this state — is that agribusiness keeps luring them away:
“When you graduate from college with debt, it’s hard to say no to a $55,000 salary, a company truck and a cellphone.”
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.