In Wisconsin, college dreams grow dimmer for rural students

Emily Lund tried so hard to make 21½-hour days work.

For eight months, the 21-year-old farmer got up at 5 a.m. to feed the animals on the family farm nestled in the rolling hills just outside of Richland Center, which she’s been running for nearly three years.

Most weekdays, after two hours of feeding animals, she’d leave her farm by 8 a.m. to make the 1½-hour trek to UW-Madison, where she was enrolled as a double major in agriculture business and science and is learning how to breed cattle.

Read more from the Wisconsin State Journal.


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