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Aziz Alanazi
EN 102
Professor Sarah
April 24, 2020
We need more farmers proposal
What does it look like to be a farmer today in this very modern world? Although some
people may want to believe that farming is a thing of the past, we still need farmers to grow,
harvest, and care for our produce! Since there is more growth occurring in the world and education,
this has influenced young people to stray away from trades and relevant labor jobs, like farming
(Bhattacharya 560). Understandably, this is causing a large issue in North America. One third of
individuals in north America are old farmers over the age of feed the great America in the
following decades we need more young farmers to involve themselves in the activity. 27% of the
farmers only produce food to cater for their family not for commercial purposes. Although the
agriculture activity occurs in every state in north America, most individuals who concentrates in
it are old individuals. There is an age disparity in the farming community as young individuals are
not yet informed about it. Young people need to involve in the agricultural activity as the country
has many developments in seed improvement like hybridization and there is also mechanization
in farming. Over the past century, the agricultural production has declined. Farmers are getting
older, not younger, which is producing a lot of problems. There fewer younger individuals
becoming farmers today as many are not exposed to the career thus, they do not understand that
the practice is advantageous. The government and other stakeholders need to improve and sensitize
youths so that age disparity in farming activity can be improved.
The average age of North American farmers today approaches 60 years. It is a significant
concern because it seems there are no young farmers to replace the aging workforce. The future is
uncertain because the agricultural sector has pointed out a gap between consumers and farmers
(Gates Paul 22). There are more people buying vegetables, fruit, and meat that comes from
livestock cared for on farms, and yet not enough young individuals willing to try this profession
(FTMY 2016). The average age of a college graduate today is 22, and yet the average age for a
North American farmer is 60! This broad age gap is going only to continue causing problems. If
there are not enough workers, then the correct amount of vegetation will not be produced nor
Sadly, there are many reasons that young people are not choosing to become farmers or
experts in the agricultural world. Some of the reasons are simple: they were never taught that
becoming a farmer was an option, most of the schools do not take agriculture as a priority and the
youths living in urban centers are not exposed to the practiced. If the majority of young North
American teenagers are living in large cities where the only green is planted in between concrete,
how are they going to be exposed to this career? (Schreiner Laura 15). They should understand
that farming is a profession like any other. Many of the individuals don’t agree that farming is also
a profession; they should know that agriculture is a necessity in the world. Many individuals find
farming to be a hard career to practice, but in reality, it is not too difficult. What requires its some
knowledge and also a passion for growth. Due to this reason, there is a generational gap that
appears between the aging farmers and the younger generation. The career is very promising hence,
there is a shortage of young farmers to replace them.
The government in most of the countries are formulating ways in which they can welcome
more younger farmers into the farming industry. One of the methods is that they are applying
statistics to identify a number of youths in given location so that to offer the required guidelines
about the sector. Identifying the youths allows the companies to compare what is essential; and
useful and useful in hiring the new individuals in the industry. Many government stakeholders are
considering the issue, especially the developing agricultural companies, which are struggling to
meet the demand of united states consumers.
Many young individuals are facing unemployment problems. One of the potential solutions
for the issue is allowing them to work on the farms as volunteers so that to identify the interested
individuals. To them, this might seem ridiculous, but they should understand that farming is
essential to the lives of Americans. Every individual needs a job so that he or she can sustain his
life or siblings. Sensitizing about agriculture will spark the passion of many young person eyes.
Offering job opportunities on the farm make more farmers thrive, but it also requires volunteers to
commit themselves to take a role in their community. Hopefully, this aspect will promote and help
the young individuals enjoy agriculture hence consider being a farmer, thus reducing the age gap.
There are essential reasons why young farmers should contribute to the agriculture sector.
One of the reasons is the upcoming aging population of the farmers. The other reason is that the
age blanket understands the use of mechanization in the fields. In addition, they have enough
energy to perform activities in agricultural farms. Also, youths are innovative hence they can find
more ways and means to increase agriculture production. To ensure efficient food production in
the future, it is good to find means and ways of attracting the youth in the agricultural sector, for
example, the European government is taking an initiative of attracting younger farmers towards
farming. The government is providing grants for funding and allowing them to start owning their
own farms. Moreover, training activities are offered to them and also tools in which they can begin
to practice. The aspect helps them to be attracted to the agricultural sector hence in the coming
years; this reflects the development of the future and also the economy of the country through
agriculture. By incorporating the methods, some of the countries struggling with the issue of aging
of modern farmers can ensure food production and its effectiveness in the area. It means that
attraction the young farmers offers a good result in the economy of the country.
The government can support young farmers to create a sustainable income through
farming. The aspect can be achieved through government offering training programs like forming
the young farmers club, following the guidelines provided in United States flag and implementing
the NIFA program. Coaching them helps them to have open minds; hence this attracts them to the
farming sector. Most of the young farmers fail to indulge in farming due to the lack of clarity on
where to start. The aged individuals should serve as their mentors so that they can understand how
farming can help them and also how it can directly impact the country’s economy. Through a
number of youths realizing the importance of agriculture, food insecurity matters will be a
forgotten story in many countries countrywide. Statistics depict that young farmers prove to be
successful people in society as they have all energy to use in the farming sector. Moreover, they
are also educated; hence the use of modern methods of farming will be easy for them.
The other newest initiative to attract young farmers to the agriculture sector is through
giving them bonuses. Bonuses motivate them because they can use them for various purposes like
buying farm machinery and other equipment. For example, in the EU countries, young farmers get
30% financial reimbursement for the first five years they have started working on the farms. Giving
them financial support helps them to feel motivated; hence this will help them to concentrate more
on their jobs. The aspect of financial bonuses also encourages them to come up with more farming
methods. Young farmers are more innovative than modern aged farmers. The aged farmers tend
to concentrate on traditional methods of farming; hence they produce small agricultural products.
It is very crucial for young farmers to be supported so that they can come up with productive
farming methods, which helps them to produce more food to the growing population. They can
implement modern technologies like use of robots, temperature and water sensors, agricultural
drones, aerial images and the GPS technology to make farming easy and profitable (Puri, Nayyar
and Raja 510).
As the climate of the world is changing each and every day, it threatens the traditional
world food production. Moreover, the population is growing drastically; hence there is an increase
in the demand for food. Due to this, countries need young and more skilled farmers. Successive
government focus on creating sustainable farming industries so that to ensure food security in the
countries. The young workforce is important to be introduced in the sector as they can perform
many activities on the farms. For example, planting and harvesting of crops, which requires a high
workforce (Zagata and Sutherland 40). Due to their renewed energy, the young workforce can
perform a lot of activities in a few hours despite the workload on farms. Through training, they
can carefully care for the farm produce, which is grown locally. The locally grown crops also need
spraying in which the young people should indulge in the practice. In most instances, the aged
individuals get affected due to chemicals. This calls for young adults to indulge in farming
activities so that they can take care of the farm produce because they have the capability and energy
to perform the work.
The supply of organic raw materials for the locally grown crops should be an encouraging
factor for the youths to indulge in farming. It means that there is an incredible opportunity for them
to the solution to climate change in many countries. According to statistics, 20% of the greenhouse
emissions are caused by the reverse being caused by greenhouse gases (Oladimej 10). Due to the
practice of organic farming, it helps the younger farmers to have a broad appeal in joining the
farming activities in their countries. Many countries need more farmers who are responsible for
preventing climate change. Climate change has many effects on the environment as it causes food
scarcity in most of the regions. Through a number of youths taking the initiatives, it provides a
great potential reverse to the aspect, and this improves soil health in those places, and also, through
the methods, they apply they store carbon and capture different types of emissions. The aspect of
organic farming attracts many youths as it is more health-conscious and environmentally active to
the involved millennial farmers. Most of the youth farmers prefer organic farming as it reduces the
use of toxic organic materials, and also it prevents soil carbon and water quality. The aspect
promotes a healthier living to the human being, and also it enhances animal health.
Young farmers through innovative aspects, they can supply the society with basic food
necessities. Though many of them are less informed about the agriculture perspective, linking
social media to agriculture can help them access to the appropriate technologies. The technologies
provide them with knowledge on how to produce increased farm produce to the individuals in their
countries (Giannakis and Bruggeman 2015). Through the increased use of mobile phones and other
technologies globally, it will help more youths get information hence being connected to the
agricultural aspect in their countries. Utilizing the social media channels educates them also helps
them to share with others so that they can develop innovative solutions to curb food insecurity
globally. Giving them a responsibility to supply food directly to consumers encourages them to
indulge in the practice. It is because their supplies give them much profit hence helping them to
toil and till for more agricultural land.
The workforce of farmers is aging with time. It is a challenge, and this demands society to
encourage the youths to enter the agricultural professions. Due to this, there some ways that can
be used to sensitize the young generation to farming. For example, strengthening higher education
in agriculture. According to the research, there few students who choose to study agriculture in
schools. It is because the quality of agriculture is mixed. Most of them do not consider it a good
profession. That’s why the higher education curriculum should provide the teaching materials with
linked advances in technology (Rehman and Iqbal 73). Moreover, they should facilitate innovation
to have great relevance to a diverse revolving agricultural sector. They should also focus on
agribusiness and entrepreneurship. Reforms to the agricultural sector in higher education should
be designed so that the learners can be involved as the process demands direct engagement so that
they can get informed. There should be greater use of information and communication
technologies in the sector. The tool helps the young generation to have the knowledge and build
connections hence increasing agricultural profitability.
The workforce of farmers is aging because there is an age disparity between an average
college graduate and farmers. It happens because most of the youths live in urban areas while the
aged farmers live in rural areas. One of the reasons causing disparities is that most of the youths
aren’t involved, and most don’t know that farming is a good career to indulge in. Most of the
individuals practicing farming are over 50 years and above. It means that due to age blanket, the
aged individuals cannot do much in farming, forcing the economy of the country to fall and also
causing many countries to face food scarcity (Griffin and Valentina 2019). It is essential for young
youths to be sensitized so that disparity is avoided at all costs. Though there a number of solutions
to tackle the aging crisis in farming. It is good to sensitize the youth to enter the profession. For
example, there is the creation of new technologies; it is good to educate the youths so that they can
operate the new machinery in the agricultural is also good to convince youths so that they
can change their minds hence considering agriculture or farming to be a viable way of life.
Focusing on the traditional concept of agriculture, agriculture in primary and secondary
schools was used as punishment. Students were forced to work on farms, and that’s why many of
them despise the act in a real-life situation. Most of them view it as an unappealing career choice.
The youth who enjoy farming is whose parents introduced it since they aware young. They know
that it is profitable and very easy to do farming as a career (Tauer 65). On the other hand, the
youths with no farming concepts find it unappealing hence they often dint see it as something
worth doing for a living. In this, teachers in schools should not use the concept as a punishment in
schools, but they should even put it in school curricula to help them young people see agriculture
as a potential career. Moreover, they should involve students in farming projects to help school
children discover more about agriculture as a profession.
To avoid the age disparity in the agricultural sector, there should be a greater public
investment in farming. Most of the young people see agriculture as a neglected concept, especially
by the government. They tend to give the image of agriculture as being old fashioned. They should
understand that investment in agriculture reduces poverty in most countries, and also it is an
important aspect as it prevents food insecurity in a country (Guo, Wen, and Zhu 80). Agriculture
is more effective in matters of investment and also in public expenditure. They should also
understand that agriculture improves the quality of life. Considering the aging crisis, there are low
yields and market failures. To promote the growth of market expenditure, youths should realize
that the act of farming reduces poverty, and also it improves their quality of life. Youths should
also realize that small farms can be highly productive with low labor costs. Thus, they should
realize that even small farms can be highly productive in the agricultural sector.
The other reason why the workforce of farmers is aging is that there is a lack of emphasis
on farming as a profession. It is important for the youths to be made aware that farming is a worthy
profession. To deal away with the problem, it should be introduced in schools and also at higher
levels so that students can be well informed about the concept (Privoczki, Borbely, and Bodnár
115). Moreover, most of the primary and secondary schools use farming as punishment, which is
wrong; they should incorporate programs that help the students realize farming is valuable. Youths
should also be exposed to the benefits of farming. For example, they should know that agriculture
is very profitable even when practiced on small farms. Moreover, they should understand that
nowadays, the concept is not labor-intensive as there is the use of technology, which encourages
mechanization in the agricultural fields. The youths living in urban areas should be made exposed
to farming so that they can know the benefits of practicing it.
Dilemma on the gap between consumers and farmers raises when there are policy
interventions. In this, there exists a large gap between the producer and the consumer. The
producers take a lot of their time in the farms and also invests much in agriculture, but eventually,
they find that the number of consumers is few. The aspect discourages many young individuals
from joining the profession; hence in most instances, they find the profession being useless. They
leave the profession to the aging workforce who are less productive because they cannot perform
the physically demanding job properly because they are nearing to their retirement age. This
demands to find more young people who are productive so that they can promote in agricultural
There is a common belief that farming productivity increases with age, and then it starts to
reduce further with age. It means that there is a productive age with farming. Farmers are still
essential in today’s world as they grow, harvest, and care for produce. They produce an element
that is a basic need in individuals’ life. To promote encourage more youths in the farming sector,
it is good to introduce agriculture curriculum in both primary and tertiary programs. The workforce
of farmers is aging as there is age disparity between an average college graduate and a farmer.
Also, there is a lack of emphasis on farming as a profession as most of the young individuals living
in rural areas don’t know about the family. It is true that farmers are getting older, not younger,
and hence creating more problems in society. To deal away with the problem, it is suitable to train
the young farmers to replace the aging workforce because there is a need to work on the
conclusion, we as youths we should think of making big money through agriculture and thus taking
farming is the best deal.
Work Cited
Bhattacharya, G. (2008). Study of Farming Techniques. Retrieved from at: [Accessed 17 March 2020]. Pg. 560
FTMY, 2016. Age of The Farmer – Food To Meet You… [online] Food to meet you. Available
Gates, Paul W. The Farmer’s Age: Agriculture, 1815-60: Agriculture, 1815-60. Routledge, 2017.20-27
Giannakis, E., & Bruggeman, A. (2015). The highly variable economic performance of European
agriculture. Land Use Policy, 45, 26-35.
Griffin, Valentina, & A., D. (2019, December 17). Retirement Age Farmers Exit and Disinvestment
from Farming. Retrieved from
Guo, G., Wen, Q., & Zhu, J. (2015). The impact of aging agricultural labor population on farmland
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