Smart Talk Road Trip to 2019 Farm Show
Event Date: January 8, 2019
What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Smart Talk makes our annual visit to the Pennsylvania State Farm Show for a live broadcast Tuesday.
The Farm Show is a celebration of agriculture in Pennsylvania, but it also is a good time to catch up on the status of farming and hear stories from individual ag-related businesses and families.
However, fewer young people are pursuing careers in farming, demand for certain products and technology has resulted in job vacancies in the agriculture industry. With that in mind, the Wolf Administration has created the Commission for Agricultural Education Excellence to assist in the development of a statewide plan for agricultural education. A list of the most in-demand occupations or careers has been created. They include production agriculture, animal health and veterinary services, landscaping, food manufacturing, forestry and conservation and natural resources.
Dr. Robert Clark is the new Executive Director of the Commission and he appears on Tuesday’s Smart Talk.
Also, Tuesday is STEM Day at the Farm Show and Smart Talk explores how science, technology, engineering and math is being used in relationship to farming and agriculture.