International Year of Family Farming: Training for Young Farmers Is Invaluable

International Year of Family Farming: Training for Young Farmers Is Invaluable

Training programs like NFU’s Beginning Farmer Institute are invaluable educational resources that seek to provide support for the next generation of farmers. U.S. House Congressman Tim Walz said, “[W]ith the average age of the U.S. farmer at 57, ensuring that the next generation of American farmers is able to provide the world with a safe, abundant supply of food should be a top priority. To accomplish this goal, we must provide our youth with the training and tools they need to seize opportunity and take up farms of their own.”