In a recent article I came across, 77% of city teens in Australia know little or nothing about Agriculture based on a recent poll. I would assume a similar percentage, if not worse percentage of teens, in America would say the same thing. This is one thing I’m passionate about and why I started this blog. Those of us in the Ag Industry need to take the time to help educate and build relationships with those who are not a part of our industry. We want to “feed the world”, but have no part of it? It should be more like, “we want to feed the world, and teach them how we are doing it.”
We must find a way to assimilate city people into the Ag industry and engage them. My guess is that the #1 reason behind bad media & poor public approval of the way we farm is due to a lack of knowledge and understanding. The engagement and communication process needs to begin immediately.
Check out the article and let me know your thoughts.