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Agriculture: A Growing Industry for Students

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

"Agriculture is a great field to explore when considering college. It’s a very diverse, complex and growing field. While I was a student at Auburn, one of the issues that we tackled was the need to feed 9 billion people by the year 2050. The demand for jobs in agriculture and economics is very, very hot.” --Cam Humphrey, graduate student, Yale University School of Forestry, Environmental Policy Analysis

Cam Humphrey, son of Robert and Yoni Humphrey, is a native of Birmingham and graduate of Shades Valley High School and Auburn University with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics. While at Auburn, Cam served as the president of the Ag Ambassadors in his senior year. Auburn’s Ag Ambassadors are a group of young men and women dedicated to enhancing the image of Agriculture, the College of Agriculture, the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University.

In addition, Cam had the opportunity to spend four weeks focusing on agriculture policy while completing a summer internship in the office of U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-ALA). Cam was able to speak to the Jefferson County Farmers Federation to share his story and experience as a student in Agriculture Economics and his time as an intern.

“The future of agriculture depends on the continued education of the public”, states John Morris, Board president, Jefferson County Farmers Federation. “We are dedicated to making sure that students in Jefferson County understand the impact of agriculture in our county and the career opportunities that are available in this industry.”

If your classroom or school is interested in information about Agriculture for career day, please contact our office at 205 477 7857.

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