"We Have Ag!" Colliquium Series Continues At MSU
Minnesota State University, Mankato's 'We Have Ag!" Colliquium Series continued Thursday afternoon.
Panelists gathered to discuss Thursday's topic, "It's All About Choice: Comparing the Merits of Organic and Conventional Farming."
The series addresses the University's distinctive academics, research, and connections in agriculture and natural resources.
Thursday's moderator and board of directors for the Minnesota Farm Bureau, Carolyn Olson, says agriculture it's important for students to understand the diversity in agriculture.
"The perception is that agriculture is just plows, sows and cows. There's so much more to agriculture than that. There's so many jobs we need in agriculture. Technical jobs, engineering, science degrees. We need a lot more than just the people to work with the animals or work with raising the crops themselves," Olson said.
The ten-part series continues next Monday, Feb. 26 as the University plans to discuss its future as a global agribusiness epicenter.
--KEYC News 12