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Food and ag sectors looking to attract young talent

The director of an organization promoting the food and ag industries in southern Minnesota encourages young people to consider a career in agriculture.

Sam Ziegler with GreenSeam tells Brownfield fewer people are growing up on the farm, so it’s important for students to look beyond their direct surroundings.

“So how do we get to these students who are going through school and (wondering) what they want to be when they grow up, and we can explain to them that if they’re interested in accounting (for example), have you thought about going to the college of business area but thinking about agriculture as where you want to get into?”

For that to happen, he says agriculture needs to have a larger profile at high schools, colleges, and universities.

Food and ag sectors looking to attract young talent