Tom Thomas http://wuis.org en Retiring To The Farm Anything But Quiet http://wuis.org/post/retiring-farm-anything-quiet <p>Farmers are getting older.</p><p>They’re working longer, staying on the land later and continuing to do what they’ve done for decades: heading out day after day after day to work their land.</p><p>In 1978, the average age of the American farmer was just over 50. In 2007, it’s creeping toward 60, at just over 57-years-old. What does that mean for the agriculture industry? We went to answer that question by focusing on this massive demographic shift that affects not just rural America but the power and potential of an entire industry.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:37:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 5488 at http://wuis.org Retiring To The Farm Anything But Quiet