As global population rises so does the demand for food. Global population will reach more than 9 billion by the year 2050 showcasing the need for increased food production. Our quality of life will depend on continued advancements in infrastructure, technology, and science to address the growing need. It is more important now than ever that students, parents, teachers, and consumers understand that agriculture is so much more than cows, plows and sows. Students may step into one of the 21 million future careers that will need to address these problems with science based and technology based solutions.
But it all starts with a seed. A seed of an idea. A seed of inspiration – opening students’ eyes up to the world of agriculture that surrounds them. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the fuel that powers our cars, agriculture affects our lives every day.
Agriculture…It is all about you.
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