GROW! A Film Documenting Young Farmers Trading Degrees for Dirt
A new film features a new generation of young, educated farmers in Georgia.
The average age of an American farmer is somewhere in the range of 55 to 60, depending on whom you ask. GROW! documents a new generation of farmers choosing an agrarian life over the urban ecology so many young, educated 20- and 30-somethings choose. The farmers have degrees in subjects like chemistry, accounting, and English literature, but have found solace from the chaos of the city in the Georgia farms they tend. "It's a beautiful thing," says one of the farmers featured in the film, "to get to do what you love and get a little money for it."