A healthy trend: More young people are becoming farmers
After years of trending upwards, the average age of the American farmer is on the decline as an increasing number of young people take up a life as a farmer.
Mon, Jan 02 2012 at 8:40 AM
My friend Dan Mays bought land in nearby Scarborough, Maine just a couple of years ago and started Frith Farm
, a small but growing organic farm that's already offering vegetables and humanely raised meat to its CSA members
. Dan went to college with my girlfriend Lindsay
and is a proud member of an increasingly large group of people under 30 who are taking to the land and choosing the demanding life of a farmer.
The world needs young farmers.
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