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Welcome to WinField crop adventure

Published on 12 July 2016
Kelly Irvine, National FFA Agriscience

Land O’Lakes Inc. opened their new facility, WinField Crop Adventure, at the agritourism destination at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana.

WinField Crop Adventure

Media and industry representatives were given a tour of the various displays showing the high-tech science of farming, future demands and career opportunities in agriculture.

discussing the futureJoined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, they hosted a live broadcast titled ‘Fields of the Future’ which focused on the importance of taking the conversation about food and agriculture beyond the field.

WinField Crop Adventure

After touring the exhibit and viewing the broadcast, key points presented included:

  •  is a progressive and high-tech industry in need of new people in nearly every career discipline.

  • There will be great demands placed on farming in the near future as population grows and land resources decrease.

  • Agriculture needs to be pushed beyond the field and entrepreneurs of the upcoming generations need to be recruited.

How it all works

The broadcast can be viewed at: Fields of the Future

More about Fair Oaks Farms can be found at: Fair Oaks Farms

Looking at all the displays

What if you helped shape the future of agriculture?

Looking at the display

“The challenge of feeding a growing global population, coupled with the availability of more and better technology than ever before, makes food and agriculture one of the most exciting and rewarding career fields for young people today.” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

PHOTO 1: Kelly Irvine, National FFA Agriscience. Fair finalist, discusses the future of farming on the live broadcast. Photos by Mike Dixon.