I see in this week’s news that the Georgia commissioner of agriculture stated that Georgia farmers need migrant workers. I would suggest that he reflect on the good old days of the 1930s and ’40s.
Upstate New York has large potato farms and when the crop needed to be harvested the high schools closed down for two weeks and the students were paid to pick the crop. In most cases these students turned over their wages to their parents to help out with the family budget or they saved for future needs.
In this manner family values where embraced and an opportunity for the young people to understand the need to help when needed.
Why not look into this, Mr. Commissioner?
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