Farmers, Aging People: An Opportunity to be Opinion Leaders

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Opinion

We know we need to get to young people early with messages about agriculture, so they grow up with a reality-based appreciation of what it takes to produce food. But what about “old” people, those the politically correct call “aging” people (which, chronologically speaking, includes everyone)? Admittedly, if life is like a hockey game, aging people are in the third period. As such, some might dismiss them. But they’re not out of it yet. Far from it. In fact, they’re a vibrant demographic, Canada’s fastest growing age group. In this country, Statistics Canada says more individuals are over the age…

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