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Posts tagged: New and Beginning Farmers Training Program

Operating a Farm is More Than Just a Way of Life – It’s a Business!

Young farmers in Florida participate in the New and Beginning Farmers Training Program to learn skills that will help them start successful farming operations.

Young farmers in Florida participate in the New and Beginning Farmers Training Program to learn skills that will help them start successful farming operations.

The African-American farmer is a rare breed in the United States, and their numbers have declined dramatically over the past few decades.  This trend, particularly, is due to the fact that young people are not entering the field to replace an increasingly aging population.  In Florida, the average farmer’s age is 58.4, and approximately 45 percent of the farms in Florida are operated by farmers between 25 and 54 years of age. Read more »