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July 7, 2015 editorial in Omaha World Herald newspaper

In the July 7 2015 issue of the Omaha World Herald newspaper

Tearing Down Ivory Towers

One of our DPH students, Josh Miller shared this article from the March 2015 issue of CSA News.  Josh thought it was relevant to the careers DPH students will take on upon graduation.
Title of the article is "Tearing down the ivory towers", this sentence had great impact: "...If you only had 30 seconds on the tailgate of a truck between two corn fields could you explain to a farmer what you do and how it impacts them? For most of us involved in agriculture, farmers are the primary stakeholders..."
Who are your stakeholders?

USDA

Agriculture...it's where careers are growing!

Read the May 11, 2015 news release quoting Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sharing a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs. 
The report also notes there is an average of 35,400 new U.S. graduates with a bachelor's degree or higher in agriculture related fields, 22,500 short of the jobs available annually.  A Doctor of Plant Health degree will give you the knowledge to set yourself apart when searching for your career.

Kenneth Roche, Backyard Farmer, Doctor of Plant Health, DPH

DPH featured on Backyard Farmer

Doctor of Plant Health graduate student, Kenneth Roché is featured on Backyard Farmer, talking about aquaponics.  Watch the YouTube video

April 2015 Hermann Lecture featuring Robb Fraley of Monsanto

April 2015 Hermann Lecture, Robb Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto and World Food Prize Laureate.

Right around the 1:02:10 mark DPH student Josh Miller was able to ask him a question about the skill sets he thinks graduates are going to need to address the challenges and opportunities in global agriculture. His response basically described the DPH program. Thought you might find it interesting...

From AgCareers.com Agricubusiness HR Review - Report Released

"Nearly 70% of U.S. ag companies and over 50% of Canadian ag companies expect their workforce to increase in size within the next two years..."

Crop Sensing discussed on Market Journal...

Josh Miller, UNL Doctor of Plant Health graduate student, talks about how crop sensing technology may be able to teach us more about soybean performance during the growing season.

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