40 farmers under 40

Who do you picture when you think of an American farmer? A leathery-handed AARP type who rises at dawn, works the fields all day and returns home when Sally Mae rings the supper bell? If so, you aren’t too far off. According to the USDA, the average American agrarian is a white male aged 55 or older. And some studies show that the presence of young farmers, 18 to 35, is actually in decline. But while they might be dwindling in numbers, young farmers are growing in visibility. And they’re a motley, stereotype-shattering crew, for sure.

via Mother Nature Network

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One Comment to “40 farmers under 40”

  1. I would love to come just for the alepps but I’m all tied up. I love picking fresh crisp alepps in autumn. As for the hot dogs, I stopped eating them a while ago because of sodium content and grilling seemed to intensify to sodium, so I used to boil them and eat them on a bum with all the fixin’s. Yum! Try giving us the heads-up earlier next time for us who are fairly new to the site.

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