- Published On: April 28, 2020
- Author: Steve Sinkula
80 million millennials are a part of the driving force behind the rapid growth of organic food demand. So why aren’t more farmers transitioning into a system that sees premiums of 2x over conventional and profitable margins? In a panel that took place at FBN’s Farmer2Farmer V event, AgriSecure co-founder and organic farmer Bryce Irlbeck talks with four farmers across the country in various stages of organic production on why they’ve committed to the system and how they got started.
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