In today's world, we are seeing an ever increasing age of our farmers. Today the average age of the American farmer is 57 and rising. It alarms me that it is up to that. As a 20 yr old 5th generation farmer, i have an idea as to why it is that high. With land prices skyrocketing, fertilizer prices up, and more natural disasters and droughts, why are some reasons you see that young people aren't getting into farming? What programs are there to help young farmers? How can local non-agricultural people help? And last, what is your idea of what a typical farmer looks like/life is like??