It’s no secret that animal-based protein offers the quantity and quality of proteins needed for a healthy lifestyle but having someone in the public eye shed light on that is always exciting for the animal agriculture community. That’s exactly what Elle Purrier is aiming to do.
Agriculture is one of the most diverse and exciting fields to study. Meat science, horticulture, animal sciences, equine science, agricultural communication, poultry science, and the list goes on! With so many different directions students can take, one thing is key for the success of students and the field as a whole: effective communication with people not actively involved in or familiar with agriculture.
The U.S. animal agriculture community is highly engaged in the work of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (FSS) and has a track record of progress and ambitious commitments that align with the FSS’ focus on enhancing sustainability.
Animal rights activist groups, “journalists” and others continue to attempt to malign the reputation of the animal agriculture community and its commitment to providing consumers with safe, affordable and nutritious food choices. We’re here to set the record straight.
The entries are in for our “Obstacles to Opportunites” farmer photo and video contest, showing how they have remained resilient and adapted over the years.
Animal agriculture is constantly advancing: producing more food for the growing population, decreasing its environmental impact, and developing technologies for a continuously improving sustainable food system. 3.9 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions? Farmers and ranchers, alongside researches, are working to reduce that even more. Methane digesters, seaweed and feed additives are just a few of the new technologies being developed and implemented to reduce that number.
Challenging times. Unprecedented times. Uncertain times. We’re all over the clichés. But we’re far from over the impact COVID-19 and 2020 in general have had on agriculture and the food industry. However, there is hope.
From our favorite restaurants closing their doors to the mom and pop shop down the road that can’t afford their rent, we’re all ready for this “new normal” to end. And while this year has been tough on farmers, ranchers and everyone in the food supply chain, a silver lining has surfaced.
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