Bringing up farmers – St. Albans Messenger: Will the next generation follow their parents into farming? That’s the question facing agriculture here and across the country.
A recent analysis of U.S. Census of Agriculture data by American Farmland Trust (AFT) found 30 percent of New England farmers will exit the business in the next 10 years or so. That might not be surprising. Any local farmer will tell you business isn’t booming.