There were a few interesting points that out about the stats of today’s farmers:
- “For every farmer under 35, there are nearly six who are 65 or older.”
- “Even if they want to try a few autonomous technologies, these new farmers can’t afford them.”
- “…young farmers are also very similar to their non-farming peers: tech-savvy, purpose-driven, and entrepreneurial.”
- “…autonomous technologies can drastically improve farmers’ quality of life.”
“My job now is management,” he says.
With a grey beard and thin glasses, the robust 60-year-old reigns over a 1,000-hectare farm that grows wheat and canola, continuing a long family tradition.