A state lawmaker says both the nation and Wisconsin capitols can help plant seeds for the next generation of farmers.
"It is our number one industry and yet unfortunately the average age of the farmer continues to go higher," says State Representative Mike Huebsch.
Huebsch says more young people are leaving their family farms for the cities or taking other jobs. The West Salem Republican says providing training, equipment upgrades and keeping property taxes down will help the rural economy and invest in future farmers.
Huebsch admits agriculture producers have gone through some tremendous challenges over the last decade.