KEYC - Ag Symposium Explores The Future Of Agriculture

Ag Symposium Explores The Future Of Agriculture

Posted: Updated:
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. -

Economists and Ag experts join with producers and students to look at the future of agriculture.

In the years ahead, the agriculture industry is expected to be in store for more changes, and this year's South Central College Ag Symposium is addressing some of what's on the horizon.

SCC Dean of Ag Brad Schloesser "Sharing what the upcoming Farm Bill structure will look like, reference to policy, a good sense of food and where consumers source that food."

But this ninth annual event isn't just taking a look at Ag policy and the Ag economy, as the estimated 400 people in attendance hear from a Good Thunder native about his journey to the top of the world and across the planet and how growing up on the farm plays into that journey.

Explorer Aaron Doering said, "Everyone thinks, oh my gosh if you're going to go to the arctic, you have to be the strong person in the world, but it's all about teamwork, it's about using your mind, it's about communication. It's all these things that I've learned growing up on the farm."

Aaron Doering started his trips as a way to connect kids with the issues and cultures in some of most remote places in the world, from the arctic to African desert through an online learning experience.

He's preparing for another trip, this one across Iceland to begin in about ten days and is working on a project to connect K–12 school students with Ag.

Doering said, "Traveling over the next for years, on eight expeditions to bring attention to agriculture and how students can see themselves in this field agriculture that is so exciting."

And like the purpose of the expeditions, organizers say the Ag Symposium is giving SCC students a chance to see what changes are in store for agriculture and how to manage them.

For information on Doering's expeditions and projects, visit:

http://agcultures.com/

http://thechangingearth.com/

http://chasingseals.com/

--KEYC News 12

  • Thrive: Eat, Move, SleepMore>>

  • Thrive: Sculpture Tour Promoting Wellness

    Thrive: Sculpture Tour Promoting Wellness

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:41:37 GMT

    Sculptures began lining the streets, marking their spot on May 13. 

    Sculptures began lining the streets, marking their spot on May 13. 

  • Thrive: Shingles Can Strike Years After Chicken Pox

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:53:49 GMT

     Anyone who has experienced the chicken pox virus may have a reactivation known as shingles. 

     Anyone who has experienced the chicken pox virus may have a reactivation known as shingles. 

  • THRIVE: Hepatitis C Treatment

    THRIVE: Hepatitis C Treatment

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:11:22 GMT

    New drugs have made Hepatitis C treatment more effective. 

    New drugs have made Hepatitis C treatment more effective. 

  • THRIVE: Harvest Of The Month

    THRIVE: Harvest Of The Month

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-05-17 01:44:35 GMT

    Eating fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our diets to stay healthy...

    Eating fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our diets to stay healthy...

  • THRIVE: School Snack Carts

    THRIVE: School Snack Carts

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:39:04 GMT

     Participating area schools are utilizing a snack cart in the morning to help keep kids on track.  "A hungry student is a student that might have trouble focusing on their schoolwork, concentrating in the classroom. There might be behavior issues, trouble learning so this is just kind of a morning snack to hold them over until lunch," ISD 77/Mankato Clinic Foundation, Kelsey Rounds said.  The snack carts are brought to the hallways around 9:30 in the morning.

     Participating area schools are utilizing a snack cart in the morning to help keep kids on track.  "A hungry student is a student that might have trouble focusing on their schoolwork, concentrating in the classroom. There might be behavior issues, trouble learning so this is just kind of a morning snack to hold them over until lunch," ISD 77/Mankato Clinic Foundation, Kelsey Rounds said.  The snack carts are brought to the hallways around 9:30 in the morning.

  • THRIVE: Less Invasive Bunion Surgery

    THRIVE: Less Invasive Bunion Surgery

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:52:09 GMT

    A bunion is a bump on your big toe where a normal bone changes position to become more prominent or stick out. 

    A bunion is a bump on your big toe where a normal bone changes position to become more prominent or stick out. 

  • THRIVE: Maintaining Behavioral Changes

    THRIVE: Maintaining Behavioral Changes

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:51:58 GMT

    Whether it has to do with working out or dieting, making a life change can be difficult enough in itself, but maintaining that behavior change forever is the hardest part.

    Whether it has to do with working out or dieting, making a life change can be difficult enough in itself, but maintaining that behavior change forever is the hardest part.

  • THRIVE: Maintaining Sleep Schedule

    THRIVE: Maintaining Sleep Schedule

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:35:10 GMT

    Maintaining steady sleep schedule with ways to fall asleep without using medication.

    Maintaining steady sleep schedule with ways to fall asleep without using medication.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • LCWM Students Help Restore Lake Crystal

    LCWM Students Help Restore Lake Crystal

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:14:26 GMT

    The community is coming together to try to clean up Lake Crystal. Residents of Lake Crystal have noticed the water quality of the lake has been in decline and the once beautiful beach area has now been given to the area wildlife.  

    The community is coming together to try to clean up Lake Crystal. Residents of Lake Crystal have noticed the water quality of the lake has been in decline and the once beautiful beach area has now been given to the area wildlife.  

  • Update: All Escaped Inmates Caught

    Update: All Escaped Inmates Caught

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:53:07 GMT

    DOC urging public to not approach the vehicle and immediately call 911.

    DOC urging public to not approach the vehicle and immediately call 911.

  • Law Enforcement Seeks Man Who Fled Police in Waseca County

    Law Enforcement Seeks Man Who Fled Police in Waseca County

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:59:47 GMT

    Police have not located Otis, but don't believe him to be a safety concern to the public.

    Police have not located Otis, but don't believe him to be a safety concern to the public.