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Looking to the future

The agriculture and food industry faces steep demands in trying to stay ahead of the world’s rapidly changing and increasing need for food. As we look ahead to the future, the only way to focus on meeting the vital needs of a growing world is to come together as an industry. 

Together We Grow is focused on attracting the best and brightest talent to our increasingly high-tech industry. We will accomplish this through sharing resources, combining our efforts, and ultimately expanding opportunities to more communities. In doing so, we hope to awaken more people to the incredible value they can bring to our evolving industry. The Together We Grow consortium is made up of companies, non-governmental organizations, universities, and government agencies with a stake in American agriculture and food and a commitment to building a modern workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work.


By 2050, the world population is expected to grow by 35 percent; to meet the demand, we will need to double our food supply.
Experts estimate that, to keep up with demand, we will need to produce the same amount of food over the next 50 years as we have in the history of civilization.


Diversifying our workforce is no simple task. By working together, we can transform our industry to create a skilled, diverse, and inclusive workforce with the experience and capabilities to meet our evolving food and agricultural needs into the next century.

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Sharing best practices and data to replicate and scale proven strategies and ensure accountability across the industry.

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Creating awareness in grades K-12 to introduce students to agriculture and food at an earlier age, support administrators, and improve access.

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Building the pipeline by creating greater access to agriculture and food opportunities for students at the post-secondary level and in urban areas.

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Deepening collaboration among stakeholders and developing programs to enhance inclusiveness and accelerate progress.

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Maximizing investment to promote more effective funding platforms.