Farmers and Ranchers are Getting Older

UHPSI is concluding a short-term study looking at the changing demographics among farm and ranch operators across the state of Wyoming. Using agricultural records dating back to the 1920s, it has been possible to extract meaningful statistics on how these groups have changed over time. Here we show the change in the average age of farm operators in each county, over the last 70 years. Notice how the average is slowly increasing over time. What does this mean for the future of agriculture in WyomAverage Age by County Stilling? Our full analysis will be available soon, so stay tuned for more…Average Age by County Legend2