Alissa Sarvinski, Agriculture Program Eureka High School

I have been known to joke that if you plan on eating in the future, you better support youth who are pursuing a career in farming, fishing, ranching, and other forms of food production — but really, if you think about it…it’s not really funny.  The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58.3 years…and if you go down to the marina to pick up albacore tuna, check out the average age of the person who owns the fishing boat…it does not bode well for those of us who want to keep on eating.  So do I think there won”t be food in the future?  Of course not — China has already tapped into this ready market of people who are willing to shop in big box stores and only want the cheapest price.  I’m talking about high quality, fresh, local produce…and really, truly organically produced (not just the label) by people who care about the people who eat the food.

I know — yawn!  If you are reading this you already get it.

I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Alissa Sarvinski, a young woman who not only grew up on a dairy farm, with family owning the Corn Crib in Pepperwood, but also someone who feels it is important work to teach youth about the possibilities of a career in Ag.

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