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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Farmer Wants Agriculture Added To School Curriculum

Reversing the trend of aging farmers starts by teaching students how to grow their own food. 

That, according to 25-year-old Dave Wolpin who runs a farm in Bloomfield, which is located just outside of Hampton. Wolpin tells CHSJ News he believes it all comes down to education, saying the first subject of the day should agriculture and nutrition.

Stats Canada reporting the structure of agriculture has changed significantly over the last twenty years with fewer but larger farms and the average age of farm operators increasing from 47 and a half years old to 54 years old.