Today’s Topic: Aging farmers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan recently sounded the alarm about America’s aging population of farmers. It’s a trend North Carolina has been experiencing for several years. The average age of a farmer in North Carolina is […]

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NCDA&CS lecture series aims to educate college students

The United Nations estimates that by the year 2050, farmers will need to produce 70 percent more food in order to meet the needs of a population that will exceed 9 billion. At the same time, consumers are embracing the local food movement and demanding sustainable agriculture practices. In the middle of this growing demand, […]

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