There is renewed hope for future of the agricultural community in Nebraska. Although the Nebraska agricultural market has declined in recent years, the young members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) are making the organization optimistic.
According to Lincoln Journal Star, organizers of the annual FFA convention in Nebraska projected a record-breaking attendance of more than 4,600 students during the event, held last week. Adding in the teachers and other guests, more than 6,500 people attended. Further bolstering the Nebraska FFA’s optimism, membership totals have reached an all-time high of more than 13,000 students. With such interest in agriculture from millennials, there might be a positive future of farming and other agricultural careers in bio-energy, engineering, business management and science.
Educational programs in Nebraska are showcasing the various opportunities in the agricultural community, too. Currently there are 170 programs available statewide, with six more expected to be added by the end of the year, giving more students than ever a chance to learn about opportunities in agriculture. With more than 300 different career options in the industry today, younger adults are starting to show interest. As their passion and intrigue grows, so too is the agricultural community.
This positive jump for the future of farming in Nebraska can only help the economy in the state and support the development and growth of Nebraska’s agricultural industry. L&M Manufacturing, known for our “Drip-Well” system and a variety of other essential agricultural and irrigation equipment, is committed to promoting a positive impact on Nebraska’s No. 1 industry – agriculture and farming – and we’re excited to hear that the future is looking bright thanks to renewed interest in the youngest generation.
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