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Ageing farmers will only “leave horizontal”

by on August 13, 2013

This interesting series of pieces reviews the identity of older farmers in the US, with new stories posted each day this week.  These stories grapple with the fundamental changes in farming practices over recent decades and the transitions of what has often been regarded as family businesses.  It further highlights ‘farming identity’ as being an all encompassing rather than purely occupational issue.   In this particular story 84 year old Bob Hawthorn talks of the vultures circling around his farm, waiting for him to retire…

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