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Next Gen Ag: The New Farmers Movement

The US Department of Agriculture estimates that 70% of the nation’s private farm and ranch land will change hands over the next couple decades as an older generation of American food producers retires. A younger generation of farmers and ranchers is stepping up with startup operations that aim for both ecological and economic sustainability. Today Laura Garzon Chica (@EarthMediaArts) talks to three leaders of the new farmers movement: Kate Greenberg of the National Young Farmers Coalition (www.youngfarmers.org @NYFCNYFC), Megan Fehrman of Rogue Farm Corps (roguefarmcorps.org @roguefarmcorps), and Jennifer Hashley of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (www.nesfp.org @NewEntry).

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