As the United States population ages, many Americans age 65 or older are making their homes in rural communities. In fact, 19 percent of the U.S. rural (nonmetro) population is 65 years or older, compared with 15 percent in urban (metro) areas. Rural counties make up nearly 85 percent of the 1,104 “older-age counties”—those with more than 20 percent of their population age 65 or older.
Like many of you, I bask in the excitement of the holidays—wrapping gifts, planning holiday dinners, and spending time with loved ones. However, this month also means the end of the year is near, ushering in a time of reflection and anticipation. In USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area, this time of year serves as neither a beginning nor an end. For us, it is a continuation of the scientific research needed to solve the agricultural challenges ahead.
Οι ψηφιακές τεχνολογίες είναι τα νέα εργαλεία στη διάθεση του Έλληνα αγρότη, όπου ο συνδυασμός του αγροτικού τομέα με την καινοτομία και την τεχνολογία θα αποτελέσει ένα τεράστιο βήμα, στην εξέλιξη της ελληνικής γεωργίας.