The average age of the American farmer is 58. Since communities are not reproducing the next generation of farmers, universities are establishing training centers to model new concepts and technologies in farming. The Center for Farm and Food System Entrepreneurship is both an immersive program in the rhythms of farm life and a public facility for hosting gatherings that celebrate value-added food products. Part of the University of Arkansas’ and Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s farm operations near campus, the center is the public face of agriculture where farmers and the public meet. The Center for Farm and Food articulates the farm as a next-generation civic infrastructure central to community well-being.
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture