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Orren Fox, (aka @happychickens) a teenage chicken/bee keeper, from Boston, talked about learning where his food comes, from raising chickens in his backyard since he was nine. Now he has 32 chickens, 4 ducks and over 200,000 bees. He is the face of Agriculture’s future. He is joined by his father, Henry, during a Know Your Farmer Compass event that used twitter social media to continue the National Conversation on Local and Regional Food projects and how they offer economic opportunities to local farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs. The virtual conversation via twitter was from the White House, in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 5, 2012. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

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Taken on March 5, 2012