“For decades, the number of farmers has been shrinking as a share of the population, and agriculture has often been seen as a backbreaking profession with little prestige. But the last Agricultural Census in 2007 showed a 4 percent increase in the number of farms, the first increase since 1920, and some college graduates are joining in the return to the land.”—After Graduating From College, It’s Time to Plow, Plant and Harvest
New York Times | 9.24.2012
“One of the most challenging yet exciting parts of farming without your own land is figuring out your next step. What do I want to learn and where do I want to learn how to do it? At this rather early stage in my farming career, stability can still take a backseat to opportunity and exploration. The goal is to have my carrots and eat them too, but while searching for that balance, there are many roads to travel...”—Have You Ever Picked a Carrot?
The blog of young farmer Jason Grauer - former apprentice at Stone Barns and Four Season Farm