Jefferson Exchange | November 21, 2013
10:42 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Adopting Agriculture As An Occupation

Stuart O'Neil and Katy Giombolini explain how Farm Corps programs train farmers-to-be.

Has the tide turned on interest in farming as an occupation?

Credit João Felipe C.S./Public Domain

For decades, the numbers of family farmers declined, and the acreage worked by large agribusiness companies went up. 

Now younger people are turning their attention to farms and ranches. 

And programs like Rogue Farm Corps are helping them get trained for jobs on the land.  

 

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