Young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Motomom34, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I saw this article in the Washington Post. A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm
    A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

    The article talks about the rising number of educated people who are starting to farm. It makes sense because many of the younger generation, 20-30's are concerned about the quality of food and nutrition. It gives me hope. Farmers markets and road side stands will hopefully continue and people will have access to good pesticide free food. These folks leaving their desk jobs and learning to live off the land are learning valuable skills. I wish them luck and hope this trend continues to grow.
  2. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    This just shows that not ALL the Younger Generation, do NOT fall for the BS that they were indoctrinated with in College... And. are looking for fullfillment in Hard Work... and traditional living...
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  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I may consider letting some young farmers work some of my land, However if they are liberal arts majors and anti-American then they can farm the highway right of way, Hope they don't get ran over.
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  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Microgreens - the new, and profitable, farm of the urban future.

    worth the time to listen - this guy has sales of 4 large a week. 5 workers, 3 of which are part timers. 16K/month less the expense of bicycle borne could he not be making doh-ray-me.....
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
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  6. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    This is good.
    One of the things that I thought was rather funny was people, mostly the younger generation who claims to care so much about the environment and/or cares so much about where their food comes from don't actually own any land or grow any food.
    It's like they just wanted the government to force the farmers, ranchers, dairy owners to work in liberal environut fantasy land.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
  7. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Could it actually be that, not all the younger generation are drinking the Kool-Aid?
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  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    We still have fine young people volunteering for military service too. Not all are braindead libtards.
  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I think this is proof that whether liberal or conservative, young or old people do care about nutrition. Farming is hard work and when the weather doesn't cooperate it can really be disappointing. Good lessons are learned and those farming know first hand how one week of rain or a huge hail storm can wipe out a crop and leave you hungry. Leaving a cushy office job to work in the fields for little money IMO gives people a different appreciation of life.
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  10. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    farm bot looks interesting thinkin greenhouse set up... waters and weeds for you once you set it up?
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