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August 10, 2012

Not fully abandoned, this place was one of several I passed on a back road drive to a farm where I saw several barns in the process of falling down.  It would be sweet if old places no longer wanted by the family for active farming could be matched up with young farmers who can’t afford to purchase their own land.

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  1. August 10, 2012 3:04 pm

    amen to that!

  2. August 10, 2012 3:11 pm

    Young farmers? Shoot! This codger’d be the first in line! LOL

    • August 10, 2012 4:36 pm

      It has been interesting to see that many of the farmers I visit are “retired” from their younger job.

  3. August 10, 2012 4:06 pm

    Sure would be nice…. hate to see so many farms being allowed to rot.

    • August 10, 2012 4:35 pm

      A comment from someone here in WV on Facebook indicated that sometimes people in the family want the farm but can;t work out a way to buy out the other interests.

      • August 10, 2012 4:44 pm

        Still sad to see good land go to waste.

      • August 10, 2012 4:45 pm

        I agree…..if they want it perhaps they can work out a system similar to a CSA where the person who works the farm gets paid or they all chip in on the costs to raise the food and help in the process.

  4. Allen Arnold permalink
    August 10, 2012 5:25 pm

    YES, that’s true

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    • August 10, 2012 7:37 pm

      Okay, Allen another project for WVFarm2u Collaborative! LOL One more grant to write to set up a registry of people who want farms and people who no longer have the energy to farm the land they own. You can be the matchmaker!

  5. August 10, 2012 10:33 pm

    Young people? They don’t think farming is cool enough. Maybe shows like Farm Kings will help put some cool back into it.

    • August 11, 2012 5:28 am

      As I go around to interview the farmers who are producing for our local market in Huntington (see my other blog http://www.wildramp.wordpress.com) I have met several 30-somethings who have meandered back into farming after trying to avoid their upbringing…the land called to them.

      • August 11, 2012 7:46 am

        Glad to hear it. We have one son we are working on. He told his girlfriend we were going to build a chicken dynasty, lol…

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