------you gentlemen are appreciated, and ladies........ It is discouraging to see things like the local 4H and FFA fading away or at least diminishing. It seems kind of ironic in a way that more of the farming slack is being taken up with people getting into their second lifes work. We see more and more young folks in their 40s and 50s starting to farm. But it seems like in many ways they're the only ones that can afford to get started. I'm pretty lucky to associate with two young kids, 24-25 that are dairying fulltime as their only occupation. Both have degrees in animal science but have chosen to take up the business anyway. And they are both "Dairyman" not just guys with a dairy.
> Hats off to posters with a wealth
> of knowledge for the rest of us.
> You guys are great. I read not too
> long ago the average age of todays
> American farmer is somewhere in
> the 60's. Not very good for
> American farming. The younger
> generation really needs a push to
> pick up where you are retiring. I
> guess most of today's generation
> is just scared of it because it
> looks too much like work. Anyways
> you gentlemen are appreciated. To
> all Merry Christmas.