ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One year ago the 5-year Farm Bill was signed.
Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden said it's not perfect but it will help farmers.
Harden is a Camilla native and calls herself a farm girl.
At the Georgia Farmers Convention Deputy Secretary Harden spoke about proposals for the 2501 Grant. $9 billion will be available for socially disadvantaged education training for new farmers.
Harden also spoke about the future of agriculture.
"There are a lot of things we need to think about. The average age of a farmer is 58 so we have to think about our bench attracting different folks into agriculture," said Harden. "They may look a little different, they may come from different walks of life, [but] we've got to make sure there's a pathway"
She says she is proud to represent her fellow farmers in Washington D.C.