What Does It Mean to Be a Farmerpreneur?
The number of employment opportunities in agriculture is growing, according to research from Purdue University and the USDA. But the most exciting one, in my opinion, is that of the farmerpreneur.
Farmerpreneurs approach agriculture with an entrepreneur’s mindset. Quite simply, a farmerpreneur builds a business by growing food.
The Washington Post recently published a pretty descriptive profile of the average farmerpreneur. They’re often young, college-educated city-dwellers. And they recognize the opportunity to help fix the global food production system while also addressing the scarcity of good, nutritious food.
In other words, farmerpreneurs aim to make a difference while making a living.
They tend to be relatively inexperienced when it comes to agriculture. But an enthusiasm for newer growing techniques, technologies, and tools that enable them to work smarter (rather than harder) makes up for that.
Tower Garden is a prime example of such a solution. With a soil-free, vertical design, the growing system allows you to grow food almost effortlessly in unconventional spaces, including rooftops and urban greenhouses — instead of endless stretches of rural acreage