Changing Lands Changing Hands http://www.kunc.org en Whither The American Farmer? http://www.kunc.org/post/whither-american-farmer <p>The American farmer is getting older.&nbsp;Census data shows the average age is 57, a number likely to climb even higher when a new census comes out&nbsp;in 2014.</p><p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:05:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 47313 at http://www.kunc.org Whither The American Farmer? Young Dreams, Huge Obstacles For Aspiring Farmers http://www.kunc.org/post/young-dreams-huge-obstacles-aspiring-farmers <p>While the farming community continues to age fewer young people are filling the ranks, prompting the question: Do young people even want to farm anymore?</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 47152 at http://www.kunc.org Young Dreams, Huge Obstacles For Aspiring Farmers A Civic Lesson For Rural Towns http://www.kunc.org/post/civic-lesson-rural-towns <p>It’s hard not to use the phrase “quintessential small town” when you describe Pittsfield, Ill.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Harvest Public Media 47151 at http://www.kunc.org A Civic Lesson For Rural Towns Retiring To The Farm Anything But Quiet http://www.kunc.org/post/retiring-farm-anything-quiet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not just lifelong farmers who feel the pull of the land as they get older. For some Americans, retirement is an opportunity to begin the farming dream.</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Harvest Public Media 47149 at http://www.kunc.org Retiring To The Farm Anything But Quiet Turmoil In Farm Transitions http://www.kunc.org/post/turmoil-farm-transitions <p>Retirement can be a dirty word for farmers; but aging means they inevitably can do less on their land. Sometimes families anticipate the coming changes and plan for them – but even the most carefully planned transitions can lead to strained relationships. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 47098 at http://www.kunc.org Turmoil In Farm Transitions