Cultivating the Next Generation Farm

Jodi Gauker
Project Manager, AgConnect

A recent Keystone Edge article covers three very different farm operations that have brought on the next generation, with all of their passion, education, and crazy ideas, and grew the farm business.

From Keystone Edge:

“Fortunately, some farm-raised kids such as Masters are returning to their roots and bringing with them fresh ideas for growth and expansion, as well as a strong desire to continue supporting family traditions, global food security and environmental stewardship.”

Read more at Keystone Edge.

As the average age of farmers in Chester County and Pennsylvania (56.1 years old) continues to increase with each census data collection, it is encouraging to see so many “farm-raised kids” returning to their agricultural roots and enhancing the Commonwealth’s vibrant food system!

AgConnect works to connect farmers and agriculture business owners to the training, financing, and business resources they need to grow their business, and promoting agriculture as a viable career option.

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