The post below is modified from the original blog post on Swinecast.
On October 27th and 28th 2011, TCTS Global in partnership with AgForLife LLC, will be hosting “Latinos in Agriculture: A Leadership Forum on Capitalizing Hispanic Talent”. The goal of the event is to provide a workshop to connect industry, government, and education for transforming the agricultural workforce of the future.
When you consider that the Hispanic population is projected to grow to over 30% of the total of the U.S. population by 2050 – U.S. Census Bureau, one might agree that this may offer a window of opportunity for Agriculture. These demographic changes bring with them opportunities to tap into this emerging market to build a future pipeline of students, employees, employers, and ultimately consumers of our agricultural products and services.
The workshop aims to help stakeholders to take deliberate approaches in improving the Latino/Hispanic representation in the Agricultural and Food related Industries. In addition, it will explore ways on how to inform and persuade industry, government, and academia of the huge potential Latinos can represent to Agriculture.
If our Agricultural and Food industries are to be sustainable and maintain its dominance in world markets, Hispanic leadership and involvement must be part of the formula. This is what “Latinos in Agriculture, A Leadership Forum on Capitalizing Hispanic Talent” expects to achieve by holding this event.
You can find out more about the upcoming event to be held in San Antonio, Texas later this year on this website or by joining the Latinos in Agriculture Facebook page. For those of you on Twitter, follow us at @latinosinag.
We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio and working with you in building Latino/Hispanic representation in the future of Agriculture!