John J. Green serves as director of the Southern Rural Development Center, an organization focused on building capacity among the 30 Land-Grant institutions located in the region. He is also a professor of agriculture and economics at Mississippi State University.
On Oct. 12, National Farmers’ Day, Americans honored the hardworking people who keep the world fed and clothed. But the farming labor force has a problem: It’s aging rapidly. The average American farmer is 57 and a half years old, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s up sharply from […]