Recently, we asked where we should invest in agricultural education. Comment or vote for your favorite ideas below. (Click the source icon next to the list headline to view the original post.)
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Promote careers in agriculture
Work with non-farmers who appreciate, respect and admire the agricultural industry to help promote agriculture careers in areas such as production, technology, marketing and conservation.
Create a Farm Bureau resource position
Ohio Farm Bureau should create a state office based resource position to coordinate and
manage Agricultural Education focused programs for pre-K to adult through coordinated efforts
of organizations, associations and programs.
Support school gardens
Enable teachers to use gardens to help with various subjects - Math, English, Science, Art - and feed the kids from what is grown.
Develop an Ag Ed leadership forum
OFBF staff meet should meet with others in an Ag Ed forum including OSU Deans, OSU Extension, State FFA Director and other leadership.
Establish a team to identify school needs and opportunities
Ohio Farm Bureau should support a team who will find schools that could use agricultural education programs, find out why they don't have them and help schools find funding to start agricultural education courses and FFA chapters.
Mandate agricultural education classes
Enact a state policy that would require an agricultural class for all schools to educate all students about food production.