AUDIO SOUND BITE: Recruiting Tomorrow’s Farmers in MO

Farming in Missouri isn’t just about family traditions anymore. Steven Rogers from Missouri’s Agriculture Education program says it’s also about big business opportunity and a sense of duty.

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That’s from “Missouri Viewpoints”. Recent reports show that fewer young people are going into farming as a career, so the average age of today’s farmer is well into the sixties. The cost of getting into the business is often cited as a reason why many of today’s students go into other industries.

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