Fewer and older farmers minding the farm, who will fill their boots?

Monday Nov 6th, 2017


According to Statistics Canada, between 1991 and 2011, the number of farm operators in Canada under the age of 55 decreased from 265,000 to 152,000 while the number of older operators increased from 125,000 to 141,000. Moreover, the group of farmers under the age of 35 poised to fill their boots is shrinking rapidly, representing only 8.2 per cent of all farmers. The trends of fewer operators and fewer farms show no signs of reversing and could indicate significant turnover in... [read more]