That prediction has come true in so many ways. One of those ways is a new breed of farmers, NPR reports, and they are under 35. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture holds a Young Farmers Conference every year. And for the past 3 years it has completely sold out. Another way non-traditional farmers are breaking the mold is in major metropolises. Urban farmers are hitting the window sill running and making a big impact on the quality of life within a city.
The biggest question for the young farmers is WHY?
|Young Farmers get their hands dirty picking parsnips at the |
2011 Young Farmers Conference
"It was born out of a concern for the environment."
"I wanted to have a real skill and be able to provide my family or my community with a vital element."
"I feel lost when I'm not farming... It's where I find the most peace and harmony in my life."
"I love being outside. Amongst the plants and sunshine, that's my office."
No matter the reason, it seems to be one solution to this massive over population and mal-nourishment our world is facing. And who better than ambitious and innovative people that simply want to change the world?