Research by the University of Exeter has revealed that only around a fifth of farmers plan to fully retire and hand over the business to another owner.
Andrew and Milly Fyfe from Northamptonshire took over the running of their farm five years ago.
Andrew is the third generation of his family to run the business in Yelvertoft near Daventry.
Even at this early stage, the couple say they don't want to fall into the same rut as many farmers of having no plans for their retirement.
The university's survey, in collaboration with NFU Mutual, also revealed that almost half of those planning to retire or semi retire would only do so after the age of 70.
Andrew and Milly, on the other hand, believe it's important to have interests beyond the family farm.