God Bless Ya.
"In the past 5 years, there was a 20% increase in the number of farmers over 75 years old, and a 30% decrease in the number of farmers under 25," Ellis says.
One of the big surprises in the 2007 Ag Census is the growth in the number of women involved on the farm. The number of women comprising "principal operators" increased by almost one third.
"One of the most significant changes in the 2007 Census of Agriculture is the increase in female farm operators, both in terms of the absolute number and the percentage of all principal operators," according to the census. "There were 306,209 female principal operators counted in 2007, up from 237,819 in 2002 -- an increase of almost 30%."
Notice these statistics are from 2007.
I can't wait to see the results from this current year.
I cherry picked this info from here.
Yes, I cherry picked this for my own purposes but you damn well can extrapolate these results like I did. The economy has dropped off a cliff in the last year but it hasn't been so peachy keen for quite a while now, somebody is paying attention.
Get ya a garden, this shit is about to get ugly.