Creating the Future Workforce
in Food, Agriculture, and
PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
Robin A. Schoen and Anne F. Johnson, Rapporteurs
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division on Earth and Life Studies
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This workshop was supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (#2015-38837-24023) and by the American Dairy Science Association, American Phytopathological Society, American Society of Agronomy, American Society of Animal Science, Bayer Crop Science, CHS Inc., Crop Science Society of America, Dow AgroSciences, Land O’Lakes, Inc., Monsanto Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Pioneer Hi Bred International, Soil Science Society of America, and Weed Science Society of America. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
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STEERING COMMITTEE ON CREATING A FUTURE WORKFORCE IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
NORMAN R. SCOTT (NAE) (Chair), Cornell University (Emeritus)
JAY T. AKRIDGE, Purdue University
W. DWIGHT ARMSTRONG, National FFA Organization
ROBERT E. BRACKETT, Illinois Institute of Technology
WENDY FINK, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
KIMBERLY A. GREEN, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
ROBIN HABEGER, formerly DuPont Pioneer
DREW RATTERMAN, formerly Dow AgroSciences
CHARLES W. RICE, Kansas State University
CARLOS RODRIGUEZ-FRANCO, U.S. Forest Service
CRISPIN TAYLOR, American Society of Plant Biologists
QUENTIN R. TYLER, Michigan State University
JENNA BRISCOE, Research Associate
ROBIN A. SCHOEN, Director, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
BOARD ON AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
CHARLES W. RICE (Chair), Kansas State University
ARISTOS ARISTIDOU (NAE), Cargill
SHANE C. BURGESS, University of Arizona
SUSAN CAPALBO, Oregon State University
GAIL L. CZARNECKI-MAULDEN, Nestlé Purina Pet Care
BERNADETTE DUNHAM, The George Washington University
GEBISA EJETA, Purdue University
JAMES S. FAMIGLIETTI, University of Saskatchewan
FRED GOULD (NAS), North Carolina State University
JOHN HAMER, DCVC Bio
DOUGLAS B. JACKSON-SMITH, The Ohio State University
JAMES W. JONES (NAE), University of Florida
ERMIAS KEBREAB, University of California, Davis
STEPHEN S. KELLEY, North Carolina State University
JAN E. LEACH, Colorado State University
ROBIN LOUGEE, IBM Research
JILL J. MCCLUSKEY, Washington State University
KAREN I. PLAUT, Purdue University
RICARDO SALVADOR, Union of Concerned Scientists
ROBIN A. SCHOEN, Director
CAMILLA YANDOC ABLES, Senior Program Officer
KARA N. LANEY, Senior Program Officer
JENNA BRISCOE, Research Associate
SARAH KWON, Program Assistant
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Challenges in Attracting, Training, and Retaining a Workforce
Perspectives from Government, Industry, and Academia
4 KEY WORKING GROUP OBSERVATIONS AND IDEAS
Anticipating Future Workforce Needs
Enhancing Recruitment and Retention
Education and Training Toolbox
C PROGRAMS INVOLVED IN RAISING THE PROFILE OF FOOD, AGRICULTURE, AND NATURAL RESOURCES AMONG STUDENTS
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