By John Lanier

Public Knows Less About Farming - Brevard NC


One of the greatest changes in America in the past 150 years has been the transition from an agricultural to industrial society. While advances in technology and science have increased farmers’ yields, most Americans know little about farming.

“There are a lot of misconceptions,” Bart Remmer, the county’s local Extension director, told members of the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) last Friday.

With less than 1 percent of the population involved in farming, most Americans do not understand what it takes to have and operate a farm.

Most farmers have relatively smal...

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