The tough challenge of transitioning land from retiring farmers to the next generation – w Land Stewardship Project

The average age of the American farmer is nearly 60. An entire generation of growers – of commodities, specialty crops, dairy, and livestock – are staring retirement in the face and the transition is often a tough one for many reasons. Not only does the older farmer confront the end of a loved career, but perhaps a dislocation from the land he or she has lived on for decades, or an entire lifetime.
Just as critical is the challenge young people face as they try to acquire land so that they can begin farming.
In this Deep Roots Radio interview, Karen Stettler, the Farm Beginnings Program Organizer for the Land Stewardship Project, probes this sea change in American agricultural.
Who will you be buying food from in the future?
I hope you enjoy this interview.
Sylvia


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