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South African women work unproductive soil mostly by hand. The work is often left to older women and young children since AIDS has devastated the population of younger adult men and women in the country.

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By Tom Larson, Sun Tribune

A South African pastor visiting Minnesota met with some local farmers and asked if they would come to his country and help develop its agricultural system.


The state is well-known for its skilled and progressive ag practices, and the pastor's plea intrigued them. Several decided to go.

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