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    Default Kimbal Musk...predicts a movement of millennial workers fleeing desk jobs for farms

    Leanna Garfield
    22 Jan 2018

    In an interview with Business Insider, Kimbal Musk said he sees a growing movement of young, highly educated people leaving their sedentary office jobs to become local and organic farmers.
    The number of farmers under 35 years old is increasing, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s latest Census of Agriculture.
    This new crop of young farmers will likely continue to bolster the local food movement across the United States.

    After more than a decade working in tech, Kimbal Musk (brother of Elon) decided to lean into his true passion: local food. He now runs a chain of local food-focused restaurants called The Kitchen, as well as Big Green, a national nonprofit that builds educational gardens in public schools.So it might not be surprising that he expects a growing number of young Americans to join him in the local farming movement.

    Keep reading: https://www.businessinsider.nl/food-...onal=true&r=US
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    Default Re: Kimbal Musk...predicts a movement of millennial workers fleeing desk jobs for far

    I've noticed this trend in Australia too. Many of our farmers are getting pretty old, so it's good to see. But I don't think they are taking up large-scale wheat and sheep farming, which has been the backbone of agriculture in Oz. They are more attracted to traditional mixed farming, which we need to return to.
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    It's so encouraging to hear that Australia's return to mixed family farming parallels ours here in the states. Although it's not cheap, nor should it be, I have access to organic products and raw milk that would not have been available as recently as six or eight years ago. This is a most welcome trend. And the newcomers are younger folks, eager and excited and succeeding in making a living. It's all good news!
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