We are no longer in an era where young men drop out of school to work the family farm. The farmers of today, small and medium, are at a minimum high school graduates, most having participated in their local FFA. Your comment makes us think that you don't value the education that it a major part of the FFA program.
In our experience, the "smart" farmers you refer to are the college educated people that go on to run large ag related business. Very few of these "smart" farmers go home to run the family farm. Being organic or conventional may have a relationship with education, but all people that work the soil must make a personal decision about how they are going to treat the soil.
Most of the people that we have contact with are not the "newly" educated farmer. In our area of the country, the organic/natural farmers are older and are mostly self educated. Their choice has stemmed from personal research and personal preference.
George and Janet McCoy
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