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Kress: CFAES is preparing students for the changing ag industry

The dean of the Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences says the school is preparing students to be leaders in the changing agriculture industry.

Cathann Kress says it’s more critical now than it’s ever been.

“We really I think have to do more to help a wider group of young people understand that these are dynamic careers and that they’re incredibly necessary careers for the future to be able to make sure we can continue to feed the population of people and do so in ways that are sustainable and affordable,” she says.

She tells Brownfield students will play a role in feeding the growing population and addressing water quality concerns.

“We have about 150 researchers who are working on some aspect of water quality and engaging their students in doing so,” she says. “In terms of the food security issue, everything that we do is looking at how we do we ensure it.”

Kress says the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences continues to have a strong enrollment, with 92 percent of undergrads finding a job after they graduate.

Audio: Cathann Kress, Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science

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