We Need a New Green Revolution

A recent op-ed in the New York Times highlighted the need for new technologies in agriculture and the horticultural field.  

If agriculture is to have any chance of answering these challenges, we must have new and improved techniques and technologies.
— Phillip A. Sharp, a professor at M.I.T., won a Nobel Prize in 1993. Alan Leshner is the C.E.O. emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
An irrigation canal in Clovis, California.   Max Whittaker for The New York Times

An irrigation canal in Clovis, California. Max Whittaker for The New York Times

UAGC Student Developing Hydroponics

UAGC Student Developing Hydroponics

The unique CTE program at UAGC allows for students to engage and innovate in the type of new and improved techniques and technologies that the NYTimes is calling for.

More than simply exposing urban students to the process of food production, which is worthwhile in itself, these students are also working to innovate the ways foods are produced.

Careers in this field will be a major area of growth in the coming decade, as the research funding indicates.

Being at the forefront of this area is an exciting opportunity for any student, and we are thrilled UAGC students are innovating forward.

Throughout humanity’s existence, farming and food production have always benefited from innovative solutions that solved challenges and looked beyond the horizon. Now more than ever, we need to embrace 21st-century science, fund it and turn it loose so we can develop better methods of putting food on the table. Our world is changing; the way we grow and produce food needs a much richer diet of scientific ingenuity to keep pace.
— NYTimes