Consumers have become increasingly interested in how food is produced and with issues like sustainability, climate change and the environment. Information abounds about the influence of modern agriculture on these issues and the safety and nutritional value of our food supply. This session will explore modern agriculture and the innovations now in use to produce an abundant, safe and adequate supply of food to not only feed those in our country but around the world.
1. Discuss the role of modern agriculture in producing a safe and adequate food supply for people in the U.S. and around the world.
2. Describe how farmers use new innovations and technology to conserve natural resources and produce more food for a growing population.
3. Address consumer concerns about pesticides, fertilizers, and biotechnology, conventional and organic farming practices.