Sunday, January 21st

The story of the aging farmer is one familiar to many in agriculture. The average age of a farmer in America is 58 years. A big part of our nation’s food system rests on these aging shoulders, but young farmers are out there, some waiting to take over the family farm business and others working (or struggling) to gain a foothold in the industry.

A recent report by the National Young Farmers Coalition brings to light valuable information about younger farmers in the U.S. It features the results of a survey of 3,517 past, current and aspiring farmers under 40 to gain a better understanding of their population, the challenges they face and what might help support them and the future of food production.