Article by W. Clay Crook-
The special guest speaker for the December 15, 2020 Lexington Rotary Club was local farm entrepreneur Casey Youngerman. He has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and is a fourth-generation farmer in the Shady Hill Community.
“Everyone is involved in agriculture as the end consumer, and I’m at the front end,” Casey said with a smile. Traces of agriculture can be found as far back as 11,000 BC, and started with crude sticks and stone, but now there are pieces of equipment eleven feet wide or more.
Some 2.1 million acres are farmed each year, but the number of acres available each year becomes less and less even though the human population grows. “We are doing much more with less,” he said. The middle class is expanding worldwide, and as people leave the cities then they build on some of the best ground that formerly would have been used for agriculture. “We lose 3.1 acres per minute of…
For the complete story, see the December 16th edition of The Lexington Progress.