Naomi Ford, 23, and Sarah Medeiros, 24, work on the land after laying the black plastics. They are both the first generation farmers in their families. “As the National Young Farmers Coalition, we’re trying to advocate for this next generation that’s younger, that are people of color, that are women, that are LGBTQ, that are entrepreneurial, smart, hardworking individuals,” said Susan Mitchell, who hired the employees. “But it can be very difficult to break into this industry sometimes.” Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror