A growing number of young Americans are leaving corporate jobs to go into farming
The number of farmers under 35 years old is increasing, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest Census of Agriculture. 69% of the surveyed young farmers had college degrees — significantly higher than the general population.
This new generation can’t hope to replace the numbers that farming is losing to age. But it is already contributing to the growth of the local-food movement and could help preserve the place of midsize farms in the rural landscape.
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