I want to pass along what I think is going to be an excellent opportunity for farmers and non-farmers alike.
Starting on June 23, 2014, The University of Florida is going to be hosting a 7-week course entitled “The Meat We Eat.” The classes will be done by Chad Carr and I have it on good authority that he’s definitely pro-agriculture.
Best thing about it? IT’S FREE!
More about the course:
The average American is now at least three generations removed from production agriculture. This leads to the disconnection between how the public views agriculture and how scientists and producers view it, resulting in consumer distrust of science and commercial food production. It is this lack of trust which leads to consumer confusion and the urge to grasp at multiple solutions. However a growing number of consumers in developed countries are aspiring to “know where their food comes from”. Animal agriculture needs to explain the technology which will be used to sustainably feed 9 billion people by 2050.
It sounds like it will be an excellent opportunity, especially for consumers that want to learn more about agriculture and how their food is produced.
I’ve signed up!
For more information and to sign up, click here.