New Survey says Farm Operations Continuing on to Four Generations or More

New Survey says Farm Operations Continuing on to Four Generations or More

Chances are, if you are a farmer, your parents also farmed. And your grandparents. And your great-grandparents. And your great-great-grandparents.

The reputation of farming as a multi-generational career is validated time and again, most recently through the results of a Farm Journal Media Pulse poll. More than 1,500 farmers from 45 states fielded the question, “What generation of your family do you represent on the farm.”
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The most common response was that of third-generation farmers, who represented 32% of the results. Nearly half (46%) of respondents are the fourth generation or more on their family’s operation.  Younger farms also play a significant role in U.S. agriculture. First- and second-generation farmers represent more than 20% of total operations, according to Pulse respondents.

By: Ben Potter, Social Media and Innovation Editor
Source: AgWeb.com

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