“We need to keep farms working. And young people that want to do this, who are capable of doing it … they just need a shot.” -James Vaughn, 63-year-old, multi-generational farmer.
“In order to scale up there’s going to have to be a lot of capital coming into the farm. At my age, most people have not built the capital to have access to land.” – Demetrius Milling, 24-year-old, next generation farmer.
With the average age of U.S. farmers approaching 60 years old, it’s time to think about the future of farming in America. Our innovative Working Farms Fund supports new farm businesses by facilitating land access for next generation farmers who want to supply the growing demand for sustainably produced, locally-sourced foods. These farmers are looking to tap into a growing business opportunity and change what local agriculture means for America.
Watch the video to learn more about this innovative pilot program.