NC Ag Commissioner Looks for Solution to Aging Farming Population

The average age of a farmer in North Carolina is now 57.3 years of age, and that age has been steadily creeping up  for some time now.  In addtion to USDA Deputy Undersecretary Kathleen Merrigan, NC Ag Commissioner is addressing the situation, looking for a ways to recruit young people into the farming and agribusiness industries. 

One way is that Mr. Troxler has been moderating panel discussion at some universities across teh state to draw attention to current issues, including the age issue. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.