Michael Paine is a rare breed, a new family farmer. Young, & with no prior farming experience, this is his story.
I had just finished biking 30 miles in the hot summer sun and so I decided it was appropriate to take a quick rest on the dilapidated porch and admire the lush pastures speckled with beautiful dandelions that swayed gently in the cool breeze. Excerpt 2.
It’s known that banks typically will not loan money to someone who wants to buy farmland in order to farm it. But, new opportunities seem to be surfacing.
“Garry Stephenson, coordinator of the Small Farms Program at OSU, said he had not seen so much interest among young people in decades…”
In Farm Together Now, authors Amy Franceschini and Anne Hamersky talk to 20 sustainable farmers and write about their experiences.
“to farmers about their engagement in sustainable food production, public policy and community organizing efforts.
Several resources pointing to opportunities for many veterans returning to States to become farmers.