According to ATTRA:
The average age of farmers continues to rise, but alongside this trend is an emerging new face of agriculture. The new face is of beginning farmers and ranchers who although may not come from agricultural roots, seek the knowledge and skills to be agricultural producers. They range from the retired to the young to the college educated to those working on a fourth or fifth career. While they do not have a specific age or area of expertise, many are savvy to the multiple resources available for starting a farm.
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