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  • 1. A look at youth and the future of the food industry. Joenelle Futrell
  • 2. 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
  • 3. ž Average age of a farmer is 58 years old. ž Diversity of issues needs a diversity of perspectives.
  • 4. ž Awareness: •  Of opportunities in agriculture •  Of false stereotypes in agriculture •  Of need for change in agriculture
  • 5. Over 300 careers in agriculture employing more people than any other industry.
  • 6. Over 1,000, 000 acres of abandoned farmland in Japan.
  • 7. Farming versus the Food Industry
  • 8. “Career is important because I want to feel like I’m contributing to something and doing something with my time that is worthwhile.”
  • 9. “It’s simple.Work should allow us to generate an income, do what we love, and make a positive impact on the world.”
  • 10. “The biggest injustice in leadership is people leading and not knowing why.” -Jeff Simmons, Elanco Animal Health
  • 11. Brazil
  • 12. Three Circle Model Chicago High School for Agriculture Science
  • 13. Agricorps
  • 14. Hunger U
  • 15. Agriculture in the Classroom Over 3 million K-6 students reached.
  • 16. National Star in Agriscience Jacob Schindler
  • 17. Lincoln Electric Young teachers receive gear and curriculum.
  • 18. Internships, Scholarships, Syngenta.
  • 19. Producers Chelsey Schlosnagle Star in Agribusiness
  • 20. Dr. David Coffey University
  • 21. Support Encourage Provide Resources Mentor We Can: