Recently, U.S. Congressmen Mike Flood (R-NE) and Joe Neguse (D-CO) introduced the Precision Agriculture Workforce Training and Development Act.
“Nebraska’s First District is leading the way in developing new precision agriculture technology,” said Rep. Mike Flood. “It’s important we invest in the next generation of young leaders to continue feeding and fueling a growing world. Thank you to Rep. Neguse for joining this effort to build the workforce needed for the future of American agriculture.”
“I am proud to join my colleague Congressman Flood in introducing a bill to better support agriculture systems by equipping high-school and college aged students with experience in the USDA’s highly successful pilot program. This legislation will help to bolster workforce development in the farming and land management sectors,” said Congressman Neguse
The bipartisan bill would add “Precision Agriculture Workforce Development” to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s high priority research areas and add a special consideration for determining Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant recipients in which the secretary will look at institutions that have cooperative education programs.