In our latest installment of Global Trends, we dive into a topical issue in the world of agriculture: the generational shift. Hosted by BKT Network’s Ann Helena and Adrian Bell, this episode explores the pressing question: Who will be the farmers of tomorrow? With the average age of farmers in many developed countries leaning towards the late fifties and sixties, the future of farming is at a pivotal juncture.
In this episode, we shed light on the challenges and opportunities for the next generation of farmers. We also connect with a diverse panel of guests, including Matthew Tilt, a UK farming magazine editor; Diana Lenzi, the president of CEJA (the European Council of Young Farmers); Scott Downey, a professor from Purdue University, USA; and Giorgia Scaglia from the family-run Scaglia Farm near Turin.
From the changing dynamics of farming journalism and the role of technology in modern agriculture to the challenges young farmers face in accessing land and capital, this episode is packed with insights. Discover how the next generation is gearing up to take on the mantle, the barriers they face, and the innovations they bring to the table.
Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion about the future of farming and the passionate individuals shaping it.
MACHINERY EDITOR, FARM CONTRACTOR & LARGE SCALE FARMER