Severine v t Fleming | Millions of Acres: Young Agrarians Needed

Introduction by Travis Forgues, dairy farmer/board member, VP of Farmer Affairs, Organic Valley

In the next 20 years, farmland ownership will shift on a continental scale—400 million acres, yet 70% of American farmland is owned by people 65 and older. How can we help young, motivated agrarians survive daunting structural obstacles and become successful farmers to whom retiring organic farmers can transmit their wisdom? How can we invest in the democratization of our land base? These questions drive Agrarian Trust, started by by Greenhorns founder Severine v T Fleming, one of the most dynamic leaders in the young farmers’ movement.

Location: Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

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