The Seattle Times

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TOM REESE
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

From wild birds to beet seeds, the Skagit Valley's riches are being kept safe

One hopeful sign for the Skagit's future is younger and determined farmers. Sarita Schaffer, Ethan Schaffer and farm manager Chris Elder have created a farm-incubator program, Viva Farms, to train, educate and assist with farmland lease programs for fledgling farmers.