AUDIO SOUND BITE: Concerns About Fewer Farmers Getting In Missouri’s Fields

We need them, but fewer people are getting into their business.

Agriculture is one of Missouri’s main industries but the average age of today’s farmer is approaching the late sixties. Steven Rogers is with the state’s Agriculture Education division of the Department of Education.

On “Missouri Viewpoints”, he tells us that finding tomorrow’s farmers has to be done the same way other industries recruit today’s students.

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The upfront expense of farm land and equipment is often cited as one of the reasons young people do not pursue farming as a career right now.

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