Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? Have you thought about the processes and the people involved with getting it to your plate?
In our Season 2 premiere, CareerTech Horizon takes a dive into Oklahoma agriculture, the challenges the industry faces and the new opportunities for people to get involved in it.
- State Agriculture Secretary Blayne Arthur gives us a look at the industry and how it fared during the pandemic.
- John Patrick Lopez of Lopez Foods tells us about food processing. Some things changed with technology, but he still needs hard-working people, too.
- OSU’s Cynda Clary takes us through the many jobs available in agriculture, many of which don’t involve farm work.
- CareerTech’s Scott Nemecek explains how they are training the next generation of ag workers.
- Nikki Snider of the Oklahoma Pork Council works to bridge the gap between farmers and consumers.
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Beyond Your Horizon: Articles, Videos, and Related Stories
- Trends and Employment Opportunities in Oklahoma Agriculture — Full Panel Discussion with CareerTech Horizon’s Rob McClendon
- Inside the Food Industry at Shawnee Mills — CareerTech Horizon’s Blane Singletary shows how STEM and food go together like peanut butter and jelly!
- My Oklahoma FFA Story — Students interested in agriculture share how their experiences changed their lives.
Classic Horizon Stories
- Hal Clark: Ag Environmental Stewardship  — Hal Clark has spent a lifetime raising cattle in the wide-open spaces and bitter extremes of our state’s panhandle.
- Rural Physician Shortage  — From Blue Coats to White Coats, FFA students are sought out to fill the medical needs of their rural communities.
- Devon Energy Invests in Agriscience  — FFA members bridge the gap between agriculture and STEM.