Interview with Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service

Today is July 28, 2016 and I am interviewing Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, who is the Administrator for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. We are in Washington D.C. in USDA’s Creative Media and Broadcast Center. I’m Susan Fugate. I’m head of Special Collections at the National Agricultural Library and I’ve worked for USDA for almost 40 years. […]

Continue Reading...

Food Is Weird: Understanding Agriculture in the Developing World

Good Morning Hank, it’s Tuesday. Thank you for my birthday present. Hank, Nerdfighteria got me 174.3 llamas through heifer.org that will go to families in need. I’m a little concerned about the family that’s going to get the point three llamas, but I think everyone else is going to be delighted. Okay, so I’ve promised […]

Continue Reading...

‘Hey Bill Nye, Is There a Conspiracy to Cover Up Agricultural Climate Change?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

Batman: Hello Bill. I’m Batman and I’m a big fan. My question to you is why isn’t the agricultural sector especially with the cows being addressed with global warming with as much media attention as oil companies seeing as it is actually the biggest factor affecting global warming. At this day and age do you […]

Continue Reading...

UWA Agriculture, Economics and Nature – Promo

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi. I’d David Pannell from the University of Western Australia. Agriculture has delivered massive benefits to humanity. The development of agriculture is what got human beings started on the long trip from hunter/gatherers to modern civilization. We wouldn’t have had our current wealth, health, knowledge, and technology if our ancestors around 10,000 years […]

Continue Reading...

The Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of Guelph

My name is John Cranfield. [music] I’m a professor and chair in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. The research in our department addresses all sorts of issues related to food, agricultural and resource use. It ranges everything from farmland valuation and agricultural production practices to what people put in their grocery cart, […]

Continue Reading...

How Student Debt Is Crippling Young Farmers And The Future Of Agriculture | NBC News

Quackers, quackers. You’d think I’d check my student loan payment monthly or my balance, but I don’t. It’s set on auto pay. It’s in the 190,000 range. I know that for sure. Oh, 210,000. It’s more than what do you thought. I don’t know why that number should freak me out but it doesn’t. It’s […]

Continue Reading...

A global food crisis may be less than a decade away | Sara Menker

Since 2009, the world has been stuck on a single narrative around a coming global food crisis and what we need to do to avoid it. How do we feed nine billion people by 2050? Every conference, podcast and dialogue around global food security starts with this question and goes on to answer it by […]

Continue Reading...

Andrew Goldstein, Agriculture & Agri-food Canada – ‘Issues affecting competiveness in agriculture’

I just want that it’s great to be here because when I got off the plane I hadn’t felt that warm temperature in a long time. I got the word that in Ottawa where I live there was a major snowstorm today, so I’m happy not to be there today. So, it’s really quite exciting […]

Continue Reading...