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Producing a valued commodity, working on the land, being your own boss—these are all things that make farming a new version of the American Dream for a lot of young adults. Given that the average age of the American farmer is 58, that’s not a bad thing. That’s why the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee works with several programs that help beginning and young farmers get established in the industry.
Chris and Jennie Simms of Sedley were named winners of this year's American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award.