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Cal Safe Soil In The News: Ag Can't Be More Perfect For Technology Driven Students 10-Sep-2015
California Safe Soil is at the forefront of today's technology-driven green and organic agriculture industry, so we were pleased when the August | September
edition of Sactown Magazine wrote extensively about contemporary agriculture, technology and education with a nod to Cal Safe Soil's work in recycling
food scraps to improve the health of our soil.
As the editors describe it, "... there is so much more to today's agriculture than the image of chickens cackling, corn bending in the breeze, tractors
switch-backing at harvest time. This picture is accurate, but incomplete. There is another aspect to farming that is often overlooked: the science
and business of producing food." There are a lot more great observations about contemporary agriculture in this edition. A few excerpts:
... White lab coats are as much at home in agriculture as overalls and boots. Contrary to conventional notions, technology and farming indeed go together,
and the Center for Land- Based Learning is working to stay ahead of the learning curve, both on the high school level and out in the field with employers
who have many slots to fill, now and in the coming years...
... Growing ambition in California agriculture bio-products, computer science, business and finance—all of these areas support farming and agriculture.
These STEM jobs—science, technology, engineering and math—have the possibility to create a long and productive future not only for career-minded
students but moreover for the region’s and the world’s food systems. 'STEM jobs are where the biggest deficits are,' explains Kimball. "Ag can’t be
more perfect for technology-driven students. There are all kinds of tech jobs in agriculture, but students don’t realize it. There are companies right
here in the greater Sacramento region doing all of these things—companies like Bayer Crop Science, Marrone Bio-Innovations and California Safe Soil."...
... Estimating that 40 percent of all food is wasted, California Safe Soil is addressing the state’s food scraps problem by turning grocery store produce
that cannot be sold or donated into a product that feeds soil micro-organisms, taking a waste product and turning it into nutrients that farmers can
use to build soil health. California Safe Soil supports Land-Based Learning in its work around the region, leading tours for area teachers and students
through the CSS facilities...
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