Young Farmers Build a Network to Grow Connecticut’s Farming Future

Mar 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Land, Top Story

Getting the younger generation interested in farming is important for the future of American agriculture, and a recent event in Connecticut served as an education and network opportunity for beginning farmers.

The “Build Your Network, Grow Our Future” event held last month in East Windsor, Conn. attracted about 60 people to share resources and learn.

This committee planned the “Build Your Network, Grow Our Future.”

This committee planned the “Build Your Network, Grow Our Future.”

The purpose of the event was to help people new to the world of agriculture meet, make contacts, compare notes, give advice and inform others of services.

So, why focus on newcomers? Nationally, agricultural census figures from USDA show the fastest-growing group of farmers and ranchers is the segment over 65. With the population continuing to grow globally, there is a need for younger people to heed the call to farming and ranching.

For more on this story, visit: USDA Blog » Young Farmers Build a Network to Grow Connecticut’s Farming Future.

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