Ag Media Summit
The first full week of August began with over 500 attendees gathering at the 2012 Ag Media Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Farm Credit team – comprised of representatives from AgriBank, CoBank, Farm Credit of New Mexico, Ag New Mexico, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau and Farm Credit National Communications – spent two days in The Duke City discussing local and national implications of the drought, as well as sharing information on the diverse landscape of New Mexico agriculture.
Farm Credit experts spoke with reporters from Farm Progress, Truffle Media, Successful Farming Magazine, Farm Equipment Magazine, Top Producer, The Progressive Farmer and Living the Country Life. A big thank you to everyone who join us at the 3rd Annual Farm Credit Media Dinner on Monday night and to those who stopped by the InfoExpo booth to chat or enter to win the iPad. Blake Matheson, a junior from New Mexico State University and a member of National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT), was the lucky iPad winner.
Careers in Agriculture
Meeting Blake and other members of ACT offered us an exciting glimpse into the promise of agriculture’s future leaders. A recent USA Today article reported that enrollment in agricultural degree programs has seen tremndous grown – up by as much as 40% at some colleges. With agriculture comprising such a significant portion of the American economy, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the job market in agriculture and agriculture-related fields is also going strong. In fact, Farm Credit associations across the country have nearly 140 career opportunities currently available.
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