young farmers sprouting up

posted November 10, 2009

our own Smithereen Farm was just featured in our local paper, the Poughkeepsie Journal. P1040723

Young Farmers Sprouting Up
by Evelyn Gilbert Manziello
November 1, 2009

Today the average age of farmers in New York is 56, according to the USDA. However, that number could be decreasing soon. Despite the graying of the American farmer, there’s a growing interest sprouting up among thousands of younger folks locally and nationwide who want to cultivate an agrarian lifestyle and carry on this ancient profession.

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