The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY has opened “Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers,” a new exhibition celebrating the role children played on family farms from the 19th century to the present.
“Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers,” will be on display through October 30th, 2022 and again in 2023, demonstrating that youth and family farms continue to remain at the heart of farming’s future. Through the exhibition, guest curated by Caroline Welsh, visitors are introduced to new and legacy farmers that are changing the agricultural scene while growing local economies, culture, and tourism. It also examines the role of farmers of color in New York State —the barriers they faced historically and are still facing today, and the resurgence they are currently leading.
“Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers” showcases area farmers through captivating imagery produced by an array of contemporary photographers including Richard Walker, Wesley Bernard, Dana Matthews, and others. Visitors will also find historical photographs from Plowline, The Farmers’ Museum’s collection of original photography that documents changes in agricultural practice, rural life and farming families in New York State dating back to the 1800s. The exhibit includes objects from the Museum’s extensive collections as well as related artwork from Fenimore Art Museum.
For more information, visit the Farmers’ Museum website.