"A Farmer's Double Life"

Friday, March 6, 2015 // Jennifer Hashley and Sam Anderson

A New York Times op-ed last year titled “Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers” raised the hackles of many in the farming community. It was one of several such articles to make the rounds in the past couple of years: A disheartened farmer sharing a less-than-sunny view of farming as a viable occupation, especially for small-scale and beginning farmers. But many of the impassioned responses to these articles have glossed over probably the biggest reason for those farmers' disenchantment: Unless you are well-established or are starting with plenty of land and capital, it's very difficult for most small-scale and beginning farmers to pay their bills without the help of additional off-farm income.

New Entry's Jennifer Hashley and Sam Anderson tackled that issue in the winter issue of Tufts Nutrition magazine - click here to read on!