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Access to Start-up Resources the Biggest Challenge for New Farmers

Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 12.25.52 PMBrent Pollard, Chairman of the Illinois Farm Bureau State Young Leader Committee, says the strong farm economy can actually pose some difficult challenges for farmers who are just starting out. Pollard spoke to Brownfield Ag News about those challenges recently. The biggest hurdle, according to Pollard, is getting access to the resources they need to start farming: things like land and equipment.

You can listen to the whole interview here. His comments on young farmers begin about two minutes in.

(Photo from Brownfield Ag News)

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