In deep, rural southern USA, what can make the young stay?

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Many regions of the world that have lost young people to bigger towns and cities – and the deep, rural southern USA is no exception. Born on the same day, separated by over 30 years, the interviewer and interviewee in this podcast discuss some of the important factors that encourage young people to stay, or return to outlying rural places; also in the power of multi-generational communities, family, faith and fun.

The podcast was recorded at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Congress in Minnesota at 1.30am after a big party…with all authentic beer bottle clearing going on in the background!

Rural Youth Project is an initiative focused on rural youth, to better understand and support their needs, desires and challenges, making comparisons between Scotland, England, Wales and international countries. Incorporating qualitative and quantitative research, engagement and leadership event