Supporting Young Farmers

Imagine that the average age of a doctor in the United States was 60 and that it was nearly impossible for a young person to become a doctor. You can be sure America would take drastic action to rectify the problem.

Well, that's where we are in today's agriculture. Unless you are born into it, it is very challenging to start a farm. One example of this challenge is embodied by Garrett Grider, who is featured in the documentary Farmers for America, as seen above. He has been trying to start a farm for more than a decade. He's had a number of close calls and near misses, but everytime he is about to start raising pigs on a someone else's land, so far, something falls through.

In this conversation, Garrett will talk about his journey to this point, and we'll hear ideas on how Garrett can get started farming from two of our nation's leading young farmers- Davon Goodwin and Daniel Salatin who have both devoted their careers to encouraging, training and supporting others to realize their dreams in agriculture.


November 20, 2023, 06:30 PM

06:30 PM - 07:00 PM

About The Speakers

Daniel Salatin

Daniel Salatin

Polyface Farms

Daniel is a multi-generational farmer. He’s grown up in the farming landscape in Swoope, VA.

Daniel Salatin

Davon Goodwin

Davon Goodwin

CEO, Off the Land Farms

Purple Heart Honoree, Military Veteran, CEO of OTL Farms


Garrett Grider

Garrett Grider

a once and future farmer