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Turn your green thumb into a different kind of green.

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This story appears in the July 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

(YoungBiz.com) - So you've got this amazing green thumb. Every plant you touch turns to gold (well, green anyway), while your friends could kill a cactus. Your family's lawn, which you cut and manicure religiously, looks better than anyone else's in the neighborhood. Care to turn your talents into a different kind of green? Then take a hint from these savvy agpreneurs.

A Little Help From Your Friends

Many agpreneurs, like sisters Deanna and Jana Thies of Glasgow, Missouri, are getting help from organizations like FFA. Formerly called Future Farmers of America, the FFA has, since 1988, added science and technology to its curriculum and has really begun to focus on entrepreneurship training through local projects and national contests.

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