New Video Project: Young American Farmers

The average age of the American farmer is 57 years old, and that number keeps climbing.

New technology has led to less jobs for people on farms and farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to make a profit. Under the current system, the hard-working farmers that feed America are producing more, but earning less. As a result, not as many young people have been up to the challenge of entering agriculture.

But we need young farmers! They are certainly some of the most important people in the country. The future of farming in America may be approaching a crossroads and much will rely on their decisions. So who are these ambitious young folk? What are they thinking? We’re going to find out!

We are excited to announce that we are embarking upon a new video project!

As we travel from town to town for screenings of American Meat, we are meeting fascinating young people. Many of them are FFA (Future Farmers of America) members or sons and daughters of farmers that plan to make living in agriculture. Our new project will feature a series of video profiles of young farmers from various locations in the U.S. — we’ll hear their thoughts, watch them at work on the farm, and gain some insight into the life of the young American farmer. A young person who aspires to be a farmer is a special story, and we want to share those stories!
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