Are you considering farming as a career? You are not alone. Millennials turning to a farming career are changing the demographics of American Farmers, pushing down the average farmer’s age, along with the rate of farms shutting down. This is helping small and family farms remain in existence.
People under 40 have taken the lead in organic goods all their lives, but more recently, people in that age group have also taken the lead in the Locavore movement. Millennials entering farming often focus on crops for the local community and alter their land easily to meet consumer demand and changing standards.
Greenmatters’ Brian Spaen writes: As Millennials Leave Cities For Farms, The Local Food Movement Surges