A Good Article to Read About Supporting Local Dairy Farms
According to a recent study by the National Young Farmers’ Coalition, there are serious barriers for young people starting a farming career. The top obstacles include access to capital, access to land and health insurance.
However, despite these problems, there are still young farmers making a go of it. And they’re doing it in refreshingly creative ways – from adding new twists to the family farm and uncovering lucrative niches to sell their products to taking their farm story to television.
We put calls out to Northeast cooperative extensions, farming organizations and state agricultural commissions to find the next “rising stars in agriculture” and were flooded with responses. We whittled the list down to the top five rising stars, based on their enthusiasm, innovation and sheer determination to make it in farming.