Mary Nelson Robertson

Mary Nelson Robertson

Mary Nelson Robertson is an assistant professor of human development and family science at Mississippi State University.


America’s farmers are getting older, and young people aren’t rushing to join them

By: , and - October 13, 2023

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 […]