Tonight: Challenges for the next farming generation
Tyler, TX (KETK) — Over the past few weeks KETK has spoke with local farmers and ranchers about the current troubles concerning their careers and passions, and they have the same worry, what is going to happen to agriculture in the next generation?
With rising costs and and drought conditions, many young aspiring ranchers and farmers don't have the means to take over where their ancestors left off.
One ag teacher told KETK today that being a farmer is the biggest form of gambling, but tehre is hope.
There is a strong passion for ag in this area, and many students who won't pursue ag as a career, are still becoming advocates.
We will have more on this story tonight at 5 and 6 on KETK.