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Derek, 28, and Jake, 23, Conway in their freestall barn.
Derek, 28, and Jake, 23, Conway in their freestall barn.

Dairy among the choices young farmers make

Today we continue our look back at our series from last summer, Farmers Under 40, with a look at the young people getting into what many consider a dying industry.

Dairy remains one of the biggest overall drivers of the North Country economy. Yet half the dairy farms of twenty years ago are gone today. The average age of a dairy farmer is almost 60 years old. And some years it costs more to milk a cow than you can sell the milk for.

Still, young farmers are going into dairy. And as David Sommerstein reports, they're bringing a sharp business acumen and a passion to the barn.  Go to full article

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