23 Oct 2012

Young farmers face many challenges

This doesn't surprise me at all. Unfortunately the environment that (young) people enter when they choose to farm is pretty hostile, to be honest. I'm constantly scoffed at, told I'm going to fail, and treated like a naive girl when people
 find out that I'm a farmer. Its something I hear constantly, from neighbours, from other farmers and from members of my family. The people who support me are few and far between, and are often CSA members or people in the food movement who know the realities of farming but are hopeful that we can build a better food system, one which supports our farmers.

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