The 2017 Census of Ag shows the total number of farms in Indiana is declining and the average age of the farmer is increasing.
There are 57,000 farms in Indiana,
a more than 3 percent decline from the last census, and the average age of the
Hoosier farmer is about 56.
But, Indiana State Statistician Greg Matli says there was an increase in the number of beginning farmers and women farmers.