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June 16, 2016

“Agriculture has quite a few stereotypes. When you ask someone to name a career in agriculture, they often say farmer. And if you ask them to describe a farmer, you get something like Old MacDonald. It's no wonder - just look at the results of a Google image search for farmer: all male; all white. I guess the border guard was right... I don't look like a farmer, according to the internet.


We need to expose youth to information about agriculture and ag careers. And we need to expose them to different images of people in ag careers. So please - if you work in the agri-food sector, let's change the stereotypes. I challenge you to post a picture of yourself on social media. State your job and use the hashtag #IWorkInAg - Let's change the image of #AgCareers


Click here to learn more about Becky Parker, 2015 Nuffield Scholar or search 1000’s of Careers in Agriculture & Food at

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