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New urban farming bill would create an Office of Urban Agriculture

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Making Milwaukee a leader in urban farming is the main goal of four bills that were introduced today. They're sponsored by State Rep. Evan Goyke and State Senator Latonya Johnson.

The bills would create an Office of Urban Agriculture within the State Agriculture Department. They would also create a school dedicated solely to teaching urban farming. Lawmakers believe it would attract a new generation of farmers to cities across the State.

"My dream would be an institution, a building where faculty and students could study and learn urban farming they would actually have acreage of reclaimed industrial land where they could grow and have research in an outdoor classroom this would cement Milwaukee as a national leader in urban farming," said State Rep. Evan Goyke. 

The bills are now being circulated in the State senate and assembly for co - sponsorship. 

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