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Sowing the Seeds for a New Generation of Farmers

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Sowing the Seeds for a New Generation of Farmers

Published on July 20, 2012 with No Comments

By Michele S. Byers

Do you know who grows your food? Chances are, it’s a farmer nearing retirement. A U.S. Department of Agricul­ture study shows that the average age of the American farmer is 55… and climbing.

At the same time, young farmers under 25 are declining. That should not be

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