Young Farmer Mai Nguyen helping to secure the future of grain farming in the US

Life & Soul Magazine

California-based farmer Mai Nguyen is one of a few young farmers ensuring the future of high quality, sustainably grown grains in the US.

Sustainably grown and organic food is on the rise in the US, yet the country is facing a shortage of young farmers to secure the future of farming.

Farmers over 65 in the US outnumber farmers under 35 by a margin of 6-to-1.

Having studied climate research in college, Mai Nguyen grew tired of documenting the ways people are harming the planet and decided to actively help make a difference. And so she determined that farming was the best possible way in which she could do that.

The founder and owner of Farmer Mai specialises in growing heirloom ethnic crops using organic, drought-tolerant, and soil-enriching methods.

Aside from growing organic heritage grains and Southeast Asian crops on the California North Coast, Mai Nguyen assists other small-scale grain farmers…

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