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We all eat, but do you know where your food comes from? Many young people haven’t chosen to work in agriculture. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average age of farmers right now is 57 years old. But there are hopeful signs that the status of farming and ranching is turning around. About 1 in 5 U.S farms and ranches is operated by someone with 10 years or less of experience, according the USDA. Would you be willing to dedicate yourself to a farm or ranch? What draws you to the industry? Join our conversation about the next generation of Native farmers and ranchers.
Clayton Brascoupe (Mohawk) – program director for the Traditional Native American Farmers Association (TNAFA)
Janie Hipp (Chickasaw) – director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law
Odessa Oldham (Navajo) – Student the University of Wyoming – a young ag producer – ag summit camp director
Break Music: Plant The Seeds (song) Digging Roots (artist) We Are (album)