“I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds – achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have
come to us from the struggles of former years” these inspiring words are the commencement to the FFA Organization’s creed.
Agriculture is not a trend, it is not a thing of the past, and it is definitely not something we could live without. This country was not only formed upon the foundation of agriculturalists, but it has continued to grow under those same values. Although many things within the industry have been altered, the motivation and purity of agriculturalists has remained authentic. Agriculture is the foundation to our economy, environment, and general well-being of today’s society. Nothing can change that. The truth of the matter is that the agricultural industry will always have to find a place in the future because we simply cannot survive without it. Although many believe that there is no future in farming, or agriculture will be irrelevant in the upcoming years; they are sadly mistaken. As a world population that’s demand for food increases exponentially each day, farmers are the only ones that can work to detour the detriment upon society and increase their production on a global scale. No one else has the knowledge or technology to do that. The technological abilities, along with the creation of job opportunities the agricultural industry has adapted over the last decade is astonishing, especially considering what little recognition the general public tends to give them. Organizations such as the Agriculture Future of America work everyday to promote the importance of a strong agricultural future to young people across the country. I’m not here to tell everyone in this world they have to love the agriculture industry and everything that they do; however, it is necessary for everyone to understand and respect not only what they are doing now, but what they will continue to do, not for the good of themselves, but for each of us. Therefore, associating agriculture with the past, gives it no hope to expand your future along with its own.