#AskAg Twitter Chat: Agricultural Higher Education
Investing in agriculture in higher education has the potential to be one of the most immediate and positive contributors to impacting and transforming food and agriculture systems in the near future. But a knowledgeable and committed cohort of farmers will require agriculture training and education in order to farm efficiently and effectively to produce the food that an exponentially increasing population will need to sustain itself. Please join Kurt Richter (@KurtRichter2) of the Office of International Research, Education and Development at Virginia Tech, David Kraybill (@kraybillds) of Ohio State University, and Clara Cohen of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security as they discuss the importance of tertiary agriculture education (TAE) in the developing world, traditional and novel ways TAE is executed around the globe, and how TAE can help us meet the challenges of 2050 by feeding the expected 9 billion people the planet will inhabit.
You can also follow the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program (@SANREMCRSP) and the InnovATE project (@inno_VATE) to learn more about agricultural education and training.
- Why is tertiary agricultural education (TAE) important for transforming ag and food systems? Please share your experiences.
- How should we balance classroom instruction, research, and technical training when designing TAE programs?
- How can modern ICT best be used in tertiary ag education?
- How do we make pursuing a degree in TAE attractive and affordable to students?
How to participate
- If you are new to Twitter, visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account. (For more tips on getting started, check out our Twitter 101 Training.)
- Explore the guiding questions that will be discussed during the chat.
- Join us for discussion on February 14 at 12 pm EST by using the hashtag #AskAg and following @Agrilinks. You can also follow along through the livestream below.
Ohio State University