Thank you to Sarah Burleson, Soybean Variety Development Breeding Research Assistant for Monsanto for this week's post!
To the general public, agriculture may not seem like the rapidly advancing, science based, technology driven industry that it is. Agriculture is an industry that is vital to the existence of every person on earth, and yet is understood in first world countries by less than 5% of the population. The opportunity to educate others who are unfamiliar with agriculture and to share news with those who are is our responsibility as members of the agriculture industry. It is critical to make our resources and opinions available to the public to allow them to understand these advances and their necessity for improving efficiency and sustainability so that farmers can continue to meet demands of a growing population.