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Old farmers never realize how much energy a young farmer can bring to the farm!

Last week a diverse group of people came together at the farm Veld & Beek in the Netherlands: young farmers, future farmers, old farmers, people from farming organisations and lots of press. They came to hear the story of Joel Salatin, according to Time Magazine the world’s most innovative farmer. Joel’s latest book – Fields of Farmers – deals with the... More

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  • Netherlands
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Belias Brothers – Young family farmers producing wine in Greece

The family of the three brothers Christos Belides (32), Miltiades Belides (30) and Theodoros Belides (20) has a long history of wine producing. Their grandfather was winegrower in Constantinople and in 1922 he took some of his wine varieties with him to Greece. Nowadays the winery is located near the city Kozani, in the north of Greece. The three brothers are... More

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  • Greece
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Future Farmers in the Spotlight – Success stories of young farmers from all over Europe!

More than 55 % of European farmers is over the age of 55 and wants to retire within the coming ten years. Most of them did not secure a successor yet. Currently only 7 percent of all farmers in Europe is under the age of 35 years*. However, the interest of young educated people to get involved in sustainable farming activities... More

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  • Netherlands
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