While the median age for farmers is 58, over 250,000 people under the age of 34 became farmers in 2012. And as MNN's Laura Moss points out, there are more young people heeding the call to farm because of an increased demand for organic produce and a desire to live a simpler life.
You can learn more about how farming is changing with the infographic below:
This infographic provided courtesy of the USDA.
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