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Encore: Future Farms Without Farmers?

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In 1900 there were about 12 million people employed in agriculture in the U.S. in the year 1900. That's 1 out of every 6 people. Today, there are about 1.7 million, which is just 1 out of every 50 people. We're revisiting a conversation we had with two University of Florida professors to discuss their recent paper “Future Farms Without Farmers,” which was published in the journal of “Science Robotics.”

 

Dr. Senthold Asseng teaches at UF’s  Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, and Dr. Frank Asche is a UF professor of Natural Resource Economics. They joined us from the studio at WUFT in Gainesville.