Whitten Ranch foreman Hana Fancher grew up working on her family's ranch in Wyoming and has apprenticed under two of the Whitten’s previous apprentices on their own ranches. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Can rangeland apprenticeships stem the exodus of Colorado ranchers and keep America fed?

The average American farmer is 58 years old. Many inherited their generations-old operations from parents and grandparents, but now find they don't have anyone who wants to take over.

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