The future of farming is largely dependent on agricultural education yet agricultural curricula are out of date, not inspiring, and not integrated into general education.
Does anyone know if there is a possibility of using CAP funds to re-design/develop and new generation of agricultural education curricula/programs?
- sustainable agriculture topics in existing farmer training programs
- urban agriculture education programs
- community commercial kitchens where young people can experiment with new value added products with proper training
- programs/courses where beginning farmers can work out a business plan with support on the skills needed to start a farm (especially if you don't come from a farming background)
Thanks a lot and I look forward to your feedback!
Blair van Pelt