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Who Are the Young Farmers of ‘Generation Organic’? (All Things Considered)

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MP3 For decades, as young people have been leaving farms behind, the average age of the American farmer has been rising. The last time the government counted farmers, in 2002, the average farmer was 55-years-old. But there’s a new surge of youthful vigor into American agriculture — at least in the corner of it devoted to organic, local food. Thousands of young people who’ve never farmed before are trying it out. “It was born out of a concern for the environment,” says Brian Bates, who plans to work at a farm in northern Michigan after he graduates from Penn State. “I spent the first two years of college with one question in mind – basically, how can I have the greatest impact in my life in the world. And the thing that I kept coming back to, that everyone connected to, was food.”(6m 38s) [All Things Considered]

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