Rural renewal: How do we get young people to the fields?

 
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Fewer young people are taking over their family farms and are instead choosing to make a new life in the city. This reluctance is understandable: working in the fields through rain and shine is tough, the hours are long, the income is low and the marketplace is uncertain.

 

How can we encourage young people to become farmers?

Can the challenge of bringing engineering, artificial intelligence and environmental entrepreneurship to farming attract a younger generation?

How can we ensure these choices we make do not deplete our natural resources?

 

Woman walking in a field
Image courtesy of Moorman Family Farms

 

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