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Penn State Extension Wins National Award for Young Farmer Program


December 20, 2018

With a total economic impact of nearly $136 billion annually, the agricultural industry is essential to Pennsylvania's future.

Yet, the farming population is aging, and with 16,000 Pennsylvania farmers projected to retire in the next 10 years, many are wondering who will fill their shoes.

Those concerns prompted the creation of a Penn State Extension project aimed at supporting the next generation of farmers – “Supporting Pennsylvania Farmers in the Start-Up, Re-strategizing and Establishing Years” – an initiative that recently received an award for excellence from the National Ass...

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