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Friday Feature: As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society

Friday Feature:  As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society

This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America.  In this video David Bridges, President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College summarizes the value of American Agriculture and the need to share this information with young people to encourage them to focus on careers in the agricultural industries.  He provides a great nugget of wisdom for perspective students, “Be a small part of something big, don’t focus on a big part of something small.”  His point is that jobs related to food production, processing, and distribution are in high demand.  With a degree in an agricultural science, graduates can play a role in the future of an industry essential to this country.  Dr. Bridges says it so well when he said, “Not only is agriculture a great way of life, but also a great career opportunity.”  This is a message that needs to be shared through social media, in agriculture education programs, and with the young people that we have the opportunity to influence.  The future of American Agriculture will be decided by the people we can recruit to invest their lives in careers that will play a small part in agriculture.

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

If you come across a humorous video or interesting story related to agriculture, please send in a link, so we can share it with our readers. Send video links to:  Doug Mayo

 

 

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Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-news – Jackson County Extension Director – Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.
http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Doug Mayo

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