As the average of age of farmers continues to rise, it is really important to support those young farmers that are just starting out. These Millennial farmers are the future of the industry, and it isn’t exactly easy getting started. Even for my brother, who obviously has such a big head start on other non-farm kids, there is a struggle to figure out how he’s going to take over and grow into the role.
On a related note, I recently wrote about what Millennials as a generation want out of their food choices. You can read that article here.
Dennis Laughton says
Tell your brother to hang in. The Chinese have decided that corn is a low priced commodity and that a lot of their corn land could be used to grow higher priced products. That should eventually increase the price of corn, OR should your brother do as the Chinese and find some higher priced crops to grow. Many of our farmers have 4 – 6 crop rotations.