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Published April 03, 2010, 12:00 AM

FSA has loans available to assist youth ag projects, beginning farmers

WILLMAR — According to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, the average age of Minnesota’s farmers is 55.3 years. That statistic alone highlights the urgency of encouraging young people to consider production agriculture as their occupation of choice. The very future of American agriculture will require passing onto the next generation the knowledge, experience and capability to succeed in an occupation related to production agriculture.

By: Wes Nelson, USDA Farm Service Agency, West Central Tribune

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