Dean Boor addresses future of agriculture at USDA event

Feb. 29, 2016

Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, outlined three key issues land-grant universities and colleges must address with regard to the future of agriculture.

They are: “the need for partnerships for transformative research, the need to draw an entirely new group of people into agriculture who are excited about careers in agriculture and the need to work more closely with our public.”

She made these recommendations during a plenary panel discussion at the United States Department of Agriculture’s 92nd Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, “Transforming Agriculture, Blending Technology and Tradition,” Feb. 25 in Arlington, Virginia. The panel, “Providing Leadership for Present and Future Generations in the Transformation of Agriculture,” was moderated by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Read full article

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