2019 Discussion Meet Questions
- It is predicted that over the next five years, 60,000 high-skilled agriculture-related jobs will be open annually across the United States. However, only approximately 35,000 will be filled with graduates equipped with agriculture-related degrees or certificates. Discuss what obstacles are preventing students from pursuing these opportunities. What are some ways that land-grant universities can recruit and retain students to pursue a degree in the field of agriculture?
Databases to use:
Academic Search Complete. Agricola, Associates Program Source, Education Full Text, Education REsearch Complete, Environment Complete, ERIC, Food Science Source, Garden Landscape and HorticultureIndex, MAS Ultra, MasterFILE Premier, Vocational and Career Collection
Gale in Context Opposing Viewpoints
Issue: College Tuition and Student Debt
"barriers to college"
agriculture recruitment and college
agriculture recruitment and college admissions
college tuition and student debt
2.How can agriculture groups build upon collaborative relationships to combat nationwide crisis such as opioid dependence/addiction and mental health issues?
Agriculture groups: Farm Bureau, FFA, USDA
Visit their website: American Farm Bureau Federation
Then search for "addiction"
Database: Academic OneFile
Then search for "Farm Town Strong"
- How can animal producer groups converse with the public that the animal agriculture industry balances production effiencies with the public's expectation of enironmental stewardship and animal care?
Animal producer groups: National Pork Producers
Then search Issues
Then check ou the links for "environment" and again for "animal well being - antibiotics"
Find the Media/Resources tab.
search animal well being
How do the Canadians approach this topic? Canadian Animal Health Institute
- How do farmers and ranchers think and respond, through the lens of consumer prioritis and marketing trends, to build common values and confidence in mordern production methods to build consumer acceptance? What does research say are best practices to engage in building trust?
Databases: Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Keywords: agriculture and consumer perception
food and consumer perception (limit to magazines)
animal welfare and consumer perception