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The Future of Farming?

The Future of Farming?

This article profiles 29 farmers under the age of 40 who are trying to make their mark on modern farming. Check out the article and then click "read more" to join a discussion about sustainable farming, the future of food production and why where our food comes from matters …

1) Perhaps the most profound quote in the entire piece: "My one wish: That when people ask ‘Why is organic food soexpensive?’ that they are then obligated to first answer the question:‘Why is all the other food so cheap?’ One question has no meaningwithout the other, yet it is this first, and more salient question, that rarely gets answered."  — Forrest Pritchard. Do you find yourself asking either question?

2) Do you know any farmers (or are you a farmer yourself)? Based on what you’ve seen, do you think this type of hyper-local, small farming is the future of farming?

3) What are ways you can participate in the efforts to make sustainable farming a more realistic option for you (and your family)?

4) Many of the farmers in this article encourage other young people to start farming where they can. Are there ways you can start farming in your context? 

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