There is a good discussion going on over at the Beef Daily Blog about the recent trend toward fewer family farms.
It’s apparent that in most parts of the country there is a growing gap between large farms and small niche farms. Several South Dakota researchers are studying the trend (wouldn’t you like to get paid to do that?).
Where I grew up in Colorado, family farms are declining. Many farmers are selling off their land to developers. Here in my part of Kansas there isn’t as much development , but small towns do seem to be fading. Post offices are being closed in rural areas all over the state. Is the decline of family farms a trend in your area? Do you think that is an opportunity for young people or just another obstacle?