Future is looking bright
Bring on the rain, we need it. I hope you and your family had a great Christmas.
Celebrating Christ Jesus birth down on the farm is great seeing that Jesus was born in a farm setting.
The New year is approaching fast and there is a lot of optimism for farming in Alabama.
There seems to be more young people getting involved in farming.
I read that there was almost 65,000 blue jacketed FFA members this year at the 89th National FFA Convention that was held in Indianapolis Indiana.
They had several days to go to career development events, concerts, competitions, and community service opportunities.
Over 22 percent of American farms are run by young farmers that have been in farming less than ten years.
Most of these young farmers have four year degrees from college behind them. It is a challenge for young farmers with many hours facing them in each day.
The lending institutions like Alabama Farm Credit, Alabama Ag Credit, First South Farm Credit, and the USDA have great loan opportunities for young farm families.
The Alabama Farmers Federation Young Farmers group is another support group that help young farm families get started and provides valuable help when called upon.
Cherokee County has a great Young Farmers group, and a great group of FFA students at our high schools.
There are many opportunities for career minded young folks in Agriculture, with many job opportunities.
2017 could be the beginning of a great year for those students looking to agriculture for their future.