In years past, farmers who planned to stay in the family business didn’t feel the need to attend college. Sean McMinn, writing for USA Today College, writes in his recent article that this past model doesn’t work in the rapidly changing economy of today’s world.
No longer content to finish high school and start work right away on the farm, high school graduates are heading to colleges across the country in order to learn how to run their family farms as a business. Students learn valuable subjects like management, economics, marketing and networking, each of which can help farmers when they need to sell their products, encourage employees to give their all and buy supplies at fair prices.
Anyone who is interested in attending college in the future, or who has a connection to the many small family farms scattered across the United States, will want to read the entire article here.