Young farmers are bringing new technology to Stokes County

STOKES COUNTY, NC (WGHP) – The number of farms in North Carolina continues to decline year after year.

One reason for this is that the majority of farmers in our state have passed retirement age. 75 percent are older than 65 years.

But there are also newcomers, like the owners of Sauer Creek Farm in Stokes County.

The couple, in their early 30s, started the business five years ago.

They use new technologies to grow more products in a smaller space. They use trout to fertilize the aquaponics system to grow lettuce that grows faster and lasts longer. As a result, Saura Creek Farm has quickly become a favorite at the Winston-Salem Farmers Market.

Shannon Smith visited the farm to learn why this young couple loves using new technology to grow their produce.