Marin Voice: Next generation of local farmers needs your support

Matt Dolkas - MALT

By Matt Dolkas, Senior Manager, Marketing

March 5, 2024

When I began my career in agriculture in my mid-20s, after a decade as a chef in fine dining, working in award-winning vineyards and dairies that produced some of the best cheese in the country, I almost never saw anyone my age working for these operations.

I began to wonder, where are the next generation of farmers? As I dove further into the agricultural community, I continued to see aging operators who were often facing serious health issues with little to no prospects of passing on the family farm to an heir.

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