Designing Resilient Farms for a Changing Planet

Visit a modern supermarket and what do you see? Pictures of farmers, the picket fence, the silo, the ’30s farmhouse and the green grass. Nice photos, folks, but very little of the food – and “edible food-like products” – sold there actually comes from a small family farm. In fact some of it doesn’t actually come from a farm at all, but a factory. When you rub elbows for days with farmers of all ages, there is no doubt where your food comes from!
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Where have all the farmers gone?

We’ve got young people who want to farm, but they can’t. When the New York Times recognizes that an industry is in trouble, it is time to correct the problem – fast! We’ve got a cadre of tough, energetic, smart and dedicated young people who want to farm. They’re ready! All we need to do now is give them the financial support they need to do the job.
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A New Generation of Farmers - Young, Educated, Energetic

When you were 5, what did you want to be when you grew up? A fireman, a ballet dancer, a doctor? Maybe even a farmer? Over the last several generations, somewhere between the ages 5 and 15, farmer fell off the list of careers for most Americans.
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