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Turn your green thumb into a different kind of green.

By Amy Fennell Christian

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( - So you've got this amazing greenthumb. 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 anyoneelse's in the neighborhood. Care to turn your talents into adifferent kind of green? Then take a hint from these savvyagpreneurs.

A Little Help From YourFriends
Many agpreneurs, like sisters Deanna and Jana Thies of Glasgow,Missouri, are getting help from organizations like FFA. Formerlycalled Future Farmers of America, the FFA has, since 1988, addedscience and technology to its curriculum and has really begun tofocus on entrepreneurship training through local projects andnational contests.

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