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VPR Cafe: Getting Young Vermonters Interested In Farming

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Melissa Pasanen
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Burlington Free Press
Lydia Smith, a participant of the Youth Agriculture Individual Development Account Program, sits with one of her sheep and a family dog.

It's never been particularly easy to be a farmer, and you might have heard that the average age of farmers is increasing. This has some people concerned that not enough young people are interested in growing our food.

In Vermont, there is a program that is hoping to change this by helping young people get into the business. Melissa Pasanen, food writer for the Savorvore Section of the Burlington Free Press, joined VPR Cafe to talk about the Youth Agriculture Individual Development Account Program.

Learn more in Pasanen's article here.

The VPR Cafe is produced in collaboration with The Burlington Free Press and is made possible on VPR by Otter Creek Kitchenware in Middlebury's Marbleworks District, offering over 70 lines of kitchenware with personalized customer service.

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