Farming could see some changes as the National Young Farmers Coalition says older farmers outnumber younger farmers six to one.
"If we fail to recruit enough young farmers and ranchers, we risk furthering the decline of rural communities and economies, increasing the permanent loss of agricultural land, and diminishing access to fresh locally grown food," said Jessica Manly, communications manager for the National Young Farmers Coalition.
This is not the only issue farmers are dealing with.
The 2018 Farm Bill was not reauthorized this year, and some in the industry worry about the impact on some key provisions, like certain grants and loans for farmers.
"Without the future of that, there will be hundreds of thousands of dollars, millions of dollars, that are not flowing into benefiting educating young farmers, getting them the tools and the training and the services they need, and also helping them to envision together a brighter and a better future for farming in this region," said Liz Corio, vice president for the Glynwood Center Development and Administration.
According to the USDA's Economic Research Service, 11 percent of U.S. employment is in the agriculture and food sector, as of 2017. Some of the Farm Bill's grant programs incentivize diversity in farming.
Grants set aside for veteran populations, farmers of color and immigrant farmers, were getting off the ground but now, according to those at the Glynnwood Center, there won't be funding to keep those programs going.
"There's some momentum that risks being squandered. I think that's one of the most incredible impacts of the 2014 Farm Bill is that there was ever increasing focus placed on how do we make sure these programs are benefitting everyone who wants to access them," said Corio.