In the near future, there will be a major shift in American agriculture as family farms are passed on to the next generation. Jobs in agriculture are waiting to be filled by young people. The average age of the American farmer is 58-years-old. Nationally, the fastest-growing group of farmers and ranchers is the segment over 65.
Farmers, entrepreneurs and policymakers — representing 13 different African nations from Mauritania to South Africa — visited the University of Georgia campus in Tifton to learn about farming practices, research and government programs supporting agriculture in Georgia.
On July 12, trams full of farmers, business administrators and reporters toured trial plots at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day, where University of Georgia agricultural experts discussed the latest scientific research for South Georgia.