The Farm Report
Voices from the Young Farmers Conference
At a time when the average age of the American farmer is approaching 60, the future of the food system depends on growing and supporting the next generation of growers. In this special season finale episode of the Farm Report, host Lisa Held sits down with four young farmers during the 2018 Young Farmers Conference at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. From Davon Goodwin, a United States Army veteran who was wounded in action and turned to farming in North Carolina for healing, to Ana Elisa Perez, who practices agroecology to restore soil and build food sovereignty on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico, they share their unique experiences as young farmers and the knowledge they want to pass on to other young people considering taking up farming as a profession.
Photo Credit: Katrin Björk
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