Enterprising Young Farmers Entering The Field

Aug 15, 2017

Young people who want to get into a farm or ranch operation today face many barriers, including the cost of land and equipment, finding operating capital, and often, lack of experience.  For several decades, young people have been discouraged from getting into farming and ranching careers by the common wisdom, "that if you can't inherit it or marry into it, you can't farm.  However, there is a trend that has started over the past few years that changing that old saw.  We are seeing both young, and sometime, not so young people finding ways to fulfill their dreams.

Josh Elers' and Matt and Eleanor Tiefenburn's stories indicate that that there is hope for people who are looking for a way into the world of farming or ranching.