One North Carolina University is looking to improve ag literacy for future generations

A North Carolina university is working to better understand and improve ag literacy.

Kathleen Liang with the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University says that there is a lot that goes into understanding the industry, especially with how many disciplines are within the field.

She shares her perspective on how the general public perceives ag: “I notice a lot of folks, whether it’s young or old in this generation, they’re further removed from the rural communities from the agricultural operations. A lot of young people don’t quite understand how different type of crops grow, how different type of animals we raising on the farm. What kind of challenges that farmers have to deal with.”

Through a USDA grant, Liang is helping educate other teachers about the farm and potential opportunities in agriculture.