This article was written by the RU Ready to Farm team for publication in the November 2022 issue of Gardener News. Turn to page 6 to read the article.
Rutgers University’s training program encouraging new generation of farmers – Fox Weather
Rutgers University launched a farmer training program in 2021 to encourage the younger generation to invest in the state’s agriculture by combing online and in-person hands-on training. FOX Weather’s Katie Byrne met with recent graduates who showed us what they’ve been working on.
Rutgers program trains next generation of growers – WNYC
A program out of Rutgers University is training residents who want to swap their desk jobs for careers in farming. In the Garden State, the average age of farmers is nearing 60 — that’s nearly a decade older than in the 1960s. The new three-year training initiative is meant to prepare the next generation of growers.
NJ’s farmers are aging. Rutgers program looks to bring in a new generation – Gothamist
The RU Ready to Farm program, housed at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, offers people who didn’t inherit family farms or those switching careers a chance to get into the farming business for the first time.
Rutgers creates course to train the next generation of farmers – NJ 101.5
New Jersey is known as the “Garden State” and agriculture is the state’s third largest industry (after pharmaceuticals and tourism); but will the state have enough farmers in the future?
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