John J. Green

John J. Green

John J. Green serves as Director of the Southern Rural Development Center, an organization focused on building capacity among the 30 Land-Grant institutions located in the region. He is also a professor of agriculture and economics at Mississippi State University.


America’s farmers are getting older, and young people aren’t rushing to join them

By: , and - October 12, 2023

On Oct. 12, National Farmers’ Day, Americans honor the hardworking people who keep the world fed and clothed. But the farming labor force has a problem: It’s aging rapidly. The average American farmer is 57 and a half years old, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s up sharply […]