The agriculture industry is supported by a strong community of all ages and walks of life. In an era where 98% of the American population is two or three generations detached from rural, farm-dwelling roots, it can be a challenge to ensure rural communities and youth are exposed to the same opportunities as their urban counterparts.
As agriculture advances more and more through emerging innovations, it is crucial that we keep the people who know this industry the best, those who live it every day, engaged in the evolving roles on and off the farm. Programs like 4H and FFA have played vital roles in developing the leaders of tomorrow. These programs teach students practical skills that reinforce the drive, critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed. Rural school systems, vocational schools, agricultural colleges, and land grant universities are able to guide these students into rewarding careers within agriculture.
Solentra recognizes and supports community development and is proud to support agriculture programs providing education and opportunities to youth. We look forward to playing a small role in the development and advancement of the next generation of agriculturalists, communicators, and business leaders. We believe in the future of agriculture and the community that will support it.