Enrollment growing in US college and university Ag programs

Enrollment in US college and university agriculture programs is up 21 percent since 2006, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Education Information System, a partnership between the USDA, Virginia Tech University and over 200 colleges and departments of agriculture, natural resources and human sciences.

The data show more than 146,000 undergraduates in Ag programs. This growing interest is critical for the future of food production, as world population growth is creating a greater demand for food, and the average age of farmers in California is near 60.

The Fox News Channel recently reported on the trend and profiled UC Davis.

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One Response to Enrollment growing in US college and university Ag programs

  1. Josh Eddy says:

    The Fox News report also featured CDFA’s own Adrienne Bradley! Way to go Adrienne!!

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