National Farmers Union and the National FFA Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding. The organizations are working together to share resources that boost agricultural education and leadership. “We desperately need younger, beginning farmers that are trained in how to run organizations. A memorandum of understanding just made an awful lot of sense,” says NFU President Roger Johnson. Even though under two percent of the population is involved in production agriculture, Johnson says everybody eats. That’s why the educational process is so important. “As technology develops, transparency increases. I think that will work to the advantage of family farmers who always do the right thing by taking care of the land and livestock.” The signing ceremony took place Wednesday afternoon in Minneapolis.
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