MEN GROW AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM

“Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.”

― George Washington Carver 

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AGRICULTURE IS THE FUTURE

During the next five years, U.S. college graduates will find good employment opportunities in the agricultural industry, if they have expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment.

Between 2015 and 2020, we expect to see 57,900 average annual openings for graduates with bachelor’s or higher degrees in these areas.

OUR MISSION, VALUES & PRINCIPLES

MISSION

The Men Grow Agriculture program provides young men with the developmental skills, agricultural literacy and support system needed to transition young boys to young men pursuing post-secondary education or careers in agriculture.

GUIDING VALUES/PRINCIPLES

To promote, participate and be the future of agriculture sustainability, food justice and food sovereignty.


PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

The Men Grow Agriculture Program is a unique opportunity for our FMM INC. Members who are seeking future degrees and careers in agriculture. The evolution from agriculture has brought with it numerous benefits. These include a rapidly increasing job market, better quality of food and fibers; a greater variety of products; improved nutrition; increased mobility of people.

Our evidence and research-based activities & curricula makes up the exciting Men Grow program. The program offers many opportunities to influence & promote development through expanded learning and FUN. All activities & curriculum are committed to providing participants with tangible skills & rigorous coursework that increase agricultural literacy. The results: opportunities for college or careers in agriculture related fields.

The Men Grow Agriculture curriculum is provided by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences and the Sustainable Agriculture Department.