Five Steps for Beginning Farmers
August 13, 2020
Every year, thousands of aspiring farmers pursue their dreams of running their own agricultural enterprises. Agriculture supports one out of every 10 jobs in Pennsylvania.
According to the 2017 Ag Census, the U.S. saw more than half a million beginning farmers raising crops and livestock across the country, meaning that approximately a quarter of all American farmers have spent less than 10 years in the industry. In Pennsylvania, agriculture plays an important role in our culture and economy and supports more than 280, 500 jobs.
While the allure of the farming lifestyle is compelling, long-...