Fewer next-generation farmers gab the reins

Janny Kleine, 24, and her brother Greg Kleine, 22, work in the milking parlor on the family farm near Cedar Lake. The siblings plan to take over the family farm someday. The median age of a U.S. farmer is 58, according to Top Producer Magazine, a farm trade journal. Only 119,000 farmers – a mere 5 percent of total farms – have principal operators under the age of 35

March 13, 2013 8:00 pm  • 
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