Recently Released Article: America’s Farmers are Getting Older, & Young People Aren’t Rushing to Join Them

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Authors David R. Buys, Associate Professor of Health, Mississippi State University, John J. Green, Director of the Southern Rural Development Center & Professor of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University, and Mary Nelson Robertson, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Mississippi State University recently published “America’s Farmers are Getting Older, and Young People Aren’t Rushing to Join Them.” This article details how the farming labor force has a problem: It’s aging rapidly. The authors examine the trend and implications of the farming labor force and investigate the data.

To read the full article, visit The Conversation webpage