Grow A Farmer
Cultivating The Next Generation
“There’s a revolution underway–from inner city farmer’s markets to community to community supported agriculture (CAS), to school cafeterias that serve locally grown locally grown food, people across the country AND THE WORLD are rejecting industrial food and farming in favor of local, organic, community-scale systems. Now the most critical challenge is ironically, the lack of with the training and knowledge to produce and market fresh, delicious organic food while caring for the land AND THE COMMUNITY they work and sell to.” (from the Grow A Farmer website)
Look at the signs of the time … With President Obama signed onto the Green Economy, the entire grid of the United States is going to have to be re-built. The day of 18-wheelers transporting crops from one cost to another also has a “time-date” stamp marked on it. The only constant in the universe is change, and the way we grow food is no different.
Today’s agriculture offers over 200 rewarding and challenging careers. 32% of these openings will be in science, engineering, and related specialties like Marketing, merchandising and sales. Many of the position are located in urban areas. See: AgricultureCareers.com
Opportunities are abundant for minority candidates. According to the 1990 census:
African Americans accounted for only 3.1% of employed foresters
and 6.9% of employed forestry technicians
Industry sources would like to increase those numbers by three to four times in the near future.
YouTube Grow A Farmer and check it out for yourself.