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Mar 10, 2015

Jack Payne and Kiona Elliott: Global partners key to future of agricultural education

Across a nearly 50-year difference in age, the two of us see eye-to-eye on the need to revolutionize agricultural education. That's why one of us is developing and the other has enrolled in a new way of preparing our future agricultural workforce at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

It's a good living. The National Association of Colleges and Employers projects the average starting salary in agriculture and natural resources this year will exceed $51,000.

The new agricultural higher education experience at UF's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences isn't just about preparing students for lucrative careers, though. It's about feeding the world….We call it Challenge 2050….What…sets it apart is interaction with international food and agriculture leaders., The Gainesville Sun, March 10, 2015. (Read entire article)

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