A New Generation of Farming

Video by Jenn Morrison

Farms that have been in the family for hundreds of years now have an uncertain future.

Despite the massive wave of aging farmers and lack of younger farmers to fill their shoes, farmers across North Carolina are encouraging their children to seek more stable professions before returning to the farm, if at all.

The stories of two farms, one with a family history and one begun by two UNC alumni, illustrate the risks and rewards of being a young farmer and what the vulnerable future of farming may look like.

 

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