Economy

Hudson Valley Farm Hub in Hurley aims to teach a new generation of farmers

Hudson Valley Farm Hub in Hurley aims to teach a new generation of farmers

With the age of the average American farm operator now about 59, young farmers are desperately needed. Among other qualifications, applicants must be personable team players with good communications and computer skills. They must also want to live and work in the Hudson Valley, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to lift 50 pounds. Called ProFarmers, the farmers in training earn about $30,000 a year and full benefits, and they have the option of modest free housing at the Farm Hub.