New Metro Community College program gives students hands-on look at small farms

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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:00 am

Tamara Jones donned a long-sleeved plaid shirt and pulled a skittish rabbit from her cage. The doe was due for a weigh-in, and trying to kick her way out of it. Jones hugged the rabbit to her chest while instructor Patrick Duffy gave directions. “Like a football,” he said. “Put your hands under her feet. There you go.”

She eased the rabbit into a basket with a scale attached, held up by a classmate, and they marked the rabbit's progress: half a pound closer to her goal weight and the start of breeding season.

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