Here Come The Millennial Farmers
We're honoring Agriculture all this month & celebrating Agriculture. There are now some 257,454 millennial farmers in the country! Not only that, but more than 20% of ALL farmers are beginning farmers. More & more, Montana beginning & veteran farmers "network" on YouTube to help with production questions & mechanical fixes on the farm. It's working too...careful stewardship by our farmers spurred a 44% decline in erosion of cropland by wind & water since 1982. While women make up 30% of today's farmers in the United States, MOST of the farming is done by women globally. It goes without saying that challenging times await ALL farmers, here in the Montana, across the country & around the world. Farmers will have to grow 70% more food than what is currently produced to feed the world's growing population by 2050! While the theme for this year's National Ag Day is, "Agriculture: Food for Life," we should all strive to make it the theme every day of the year.