Monsanto's director of millennial engagement told Indiana Farm Bureau members to rethink how they talk about the food system with young and urban residents.
Student loans in the U.S. have run grads into $1 trillion of debt. For young people trying to start their own farm, student debt can put their dreams on hold.
Young farmers are necessary to sustain the agricultural economy in the state, but they face a difficult farming environment.
With corn selling for nearly half of what it did in 2012, grain farmers are in the midst of a downturn and it’s hitting beginning farmers hardest.
Those involved with FFA tout the record enrollment as a testament to the organization’s nimbleness in the face of an increasingly urbanized society.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the number of farmers under 35 years-old has grown slightly, about 1 percent nationally.
New farmers are leaving the suburbs and rat race for a life on the land, and the government is taking notice.
The median age of American farmers is currently 57, and rising. Soon, they're going to retire--and young farmers face incredible challenges in taking over.