The focus question is “What does the future of farming look like?” Agricultural innovators are transforming agriculture with new approaches to developing, operating, and revolutionizing the agricultural industry. This paper outlines what is currently being researched and predicted, along with a foundation for further research into how leaders in today’s agricultural world can look to the future for successful farming practices and leave behind that same sustainability. I chose this field of research because it is my passion and I am working in the industry directly. Methods included research and investigative journalism. The results for the main question of “what is necessary for sustained success in the future of farming” is answered by four pillars working together: sustainability, social, economic and environmental. Those pillars work through these focuses: generational farming, technology, productivity, and best practices for an ever-changing natural environment present themselves as supporting concepts.

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College of Professional Studies Granite Division

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Winter 2020