Young Agrarians: Changing the Face of Agriculture. A Resource Guide and
program aimed at high school and college-aged students.
The Young Agrarians educational video and resource guide was born out
passion for getting young people into agriculture and the
consequent realization that they were simply not excited by opportunities in
industrial-scale, commodity production. There is so much more out there in
agriculture that simply is not promoted to young people, hence a
number of new farmers.
"There is no escaping the fact that the future of American farming is
dependent upon a new generation of farm operators." From Farm to
Table, Capital Area Foodbank
Few young people are aware of the excitement
generated by creative thinkers and doers whose innovations are transforming
agriculture in the 21st century. Youth with an interest in agricultural careers
often receive little encouragement from teachers, parents, and school
The goal of this project is to inform and inspire tomorrow's food producers
and consumers, especially those with a demonstrated interest in agricultural
careers. The Young Agrarians educational video and resource guide illuminates
how young people can participate in developing safe, just, and sustainable local
and regional food systems in their home communities. By providing peer examples
of entrepreneurial and ecologically minded young agrarians in urban, rural,
tribal, and minority communities, this project encourages young people to move
forward to the land in creative ways and places. The video and resource guide
consider agricultural careers in a new light, affecting our
the food system and helping us create a new vision for the future of agriculture
in the West.
The objectives of the Young Agrarians educational video and resource guide
INSPIRE young people to pursue careers in agriculture and food
INFORM youth about critical issues facing todayÂ?s food producers
INNOVATE ways to transform agricultural education into
EMPOWER tomorrow's food producers and consumers to realize their
for a safe, just, and sustainable food system.
The 26 minute video and 9-page resource guide are currently available free of
charge to a limited number of vocational agriculture and related programs.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Northern Arizona University
Box 22188 Flagstaff, AZ