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    2014 bgri futrell 2014 bgri futrell Presentation Transcript

    • A look at youth and the future of the food industry. Joenelle Futrell
    • Numerous challenges in agriculture: ž Government regulations ž Availability of land ž Global trade policies ž Climate ž Disease ž Fluctuations in the global marketplace ž Water scarcity ž Population growth
    • ž Average age of a farmer is 58 years old. ž Diversity of issues needs a diversity of perspectives.
    • ž Awareness: •  Of opportunities in agriculture •  Of false stereotypes in agriculture •  Of need for change in agriculture
    • Over 300 careers in agriculture employing more people than any other industry.
    • Over 1,000, 000 acres of abandoned farmland in Japan.
    • Farming versus the Food Industry
    • “Career is important because I want to feel like I’m contributing to something and doing something with my time that is worthwhile.”
    • “It’s simple.Work should allow us to generate an income, do what we love, and make a positive impact on the world.”
    • “The biggest injustice in leadership is people leading and not knowing why.” -Jeff Simmons, Elanco Animal Health
    • Brazil
    • Three Circle Model Chicago High School for Agriculture Science
    • Agricorps
    • Hunger U
    • Agriculture in the Classroom Over 3 million K-6 students reached.
    • National Star in Agriscience Jacob Schindler
    • Lincoln Electric Young teachers receive gear and curriculum.
    • Internships, Scholarships, Syngenta.
    • Producers Chelsey Schlosnagle Star in Agribusiness
    • Dr. David Coffey University
    • Support Encourage Provide Resources Mentor We Can: