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2 Introduction
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... FANR workforce challenges are driven by many factors, including a wave of retirements, shifts in the nature of the work, and the increasing need to work at the international interface because of globalization. Scott pointed to three primary data sources for insights into the supply of and demand for job candidates in relevant fields:  The Agricultural Science Workforce Census.1 This survey of 18 large agribusiness companies regarding their need for new talent revealed that companies anticipated a need to increase their scientific workforce and a challenge in finding qualified applicants.
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... Success will require partnerships among businesses, local school districts, professional societies, and other organizations to help students graduate from high school, earn degrees, and participate in continuing education, he added. Scott then urged workshop participants to consider how these partnerships could happen, with emphasis on possible actions for the community and clarity on the roles of each stakeholder group.

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