Young farmers in The Valley say they're concerned about losing land.
A group of farmers and those who want to be farmers attended a workshop Saturday to discuss what could be done about this and other problems.
The biggest hurdle older farmers have is the need for retirement finances. This can result in the sale of their land to developers.
The workshop explained how to keep the heritage of their farm strong by transitioning the land to relatives or those looking to become farmers.
People at the meeting heard from attorneys, accountants and some who have already made the transition and knows what it takes.
"Without food we don't exist," said W.P. Johnson, subcommittee chairman of the Farm Link Workshop. "Providing agriculture and opportunity to grow and thrive throughout the future and next several generations gives us an opporunity to educate the younger and transition the older into new founding operations."
Organizers say the meeting is meant to start discussion about the growing problem.
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