Question: How does your job support modern agriculture in America?
I believe that my job supports modern agriculture in many ways. As a pathology associate, I screen soybeans for resistance of several common diseases. Screening soybeans against these diseases helps to increase yields. Producing higher yielding soybeans helps provide more food for people, more food for animals, and more industrial products.
The key word here is more. With the population growing at the rate it is, we will have to produce a greater amount of agriculture products to support the growth. Modern agriculture is helping to feed many more people today than even twenty years ago. We will have to continue to step up research and find new ways to help feed and support the growing population.
De Witt, AR