‘The Greenhorns’: New Documentary Digs Into the Growing World of Young Farmers – AlterNet / By Sarah Laskow
Groups like the Greenhorns and the National Young Farmers Coalition are working to build an infrastructure and gather resources for beginning farmers.
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EXCERPT: “New farmers tend to be younger, and they’re more likely to use direct marketing, and to grow organic than established farmers,” said Taylor Reid, whose doctoral research at Michigan State University focuses on beginning farmers. But many of the calls that organizations like the New York Beginning Farmer Project receive don’t fit that exact profile. “A lot of our audience is mid-career people and even people who are retiring and starting farming as a second career,” said Erica Frenay, a manager with the project.