Stories tagged: #IamAg

#IamAg! Meet Nawsheen, Co-Founder of Agribusiness TV

This is the fifth post in our new series “I am Agriculture”, that showcases the many careers available to young people in agriculture. Today’s post comes from Nawsheen Hosenally, who works as a freelance social media consultant specialised in agriculture issues, and has created an online TV station for agribusiness entrepreneurs.

My childhood dream was to be a veterinarian because I love animals. But as I was growing up, I realised that it was not for me since I was scared of blood and everything related to hospitals and doctors. At secondary school, I had no idea what I wanted to be. I chose to study science because I liked biology a bit more than the other subjects, but there was nothing more than this. I was never among the first ones in my class and did not really do anything exceptional to make me stand out from the crowd. I was just the average student with average grades. But little did I know that it was all about to change some years later.

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#IamAg! Robynne Anderson: The Future is Farming

Robynne Anderson, Coordinator of the International Agri-Food Network, tells Farming First how agriculture has been her life and why studying agriculture is so important.

To find out the range of exciting careers available to young people in agriculture, visit our infographic. For more interview with experts on how they were inspired to take up their careers, visit the Farming First TV channel.

#IamAg! Meet Victor, a Food Scientist at HarvestPlus

This is the fourth post in our new series “I am Agriculture”, that showcases the many careers available to young people in agriculture. Today’s post comes from Victor Taleon, who works on biofortified crops at the research centre HarvestPlus.

When I was in primary school in Guatemala, I wanted to be a mechanical engineer working for Ferrari. During those years, I enjoyed classes on general natural sciences. Living in a small town in Guatemala, I was always aware of the agriculture in my surroundings. In middle school, I chose to study agriculture among other practical technical classes, mostly because it was outdoors and not because I was passionate about it.

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#IamAg! Meet Xin, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland

This is the third post in our new series “I am Agriculture”, that showcases the many careers available to young people in agriculture. Today’s post comes from Xin Zhang, who studies the environmental impacts of agricultural production.

As a faculty member at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, I have been developing a non-traditional path in the field of agriculture. I do not cultivate crops or raise animals on a farm. Instead, I study the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of agricultural production and identify strategies to make agricultural production more efficient, sustainable, and resilient. I am not the greatest caretaker of plants; however, I have harnessed my skills in navigating through massive datasets and designing measurements or models to solve issues concerned with agricultural production, on both the farm and national scales. Nevertheless, as part of the solutions to the challenge of farming the planet more sustainably, I consider myself pursuing a career in agriculture, and I would like to encourage more young talents to join the force.

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#IamAg! Kristin Davis’ Journey in Agriculture

Kristin Davis, Executive Secretary for the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), tells Farming First TV how she got to work in agricultural extension.

To find out the range of exciting careers available to young people in agriculture, visit our infographic. For more interview with experts on how they were inspired to take up their careers, visit the Farming First TV channel.

 

 

#IamAg! Meet Rolando, Risk Analyst at Root Capital

This is the second post in our new series “I am Agriculture”, that showcases the many careers available to young people in agriculture. Today’s post comes from Rolando Corrales, who is a Risk Analyst at Root Capital.

As a child I wanted to be a policeman, but my mother was quite scared by the risk associated with the profession. I also wanted to be a fireman, so I could save people and rescue cats from trees! In the end, I studied administration with an emphasis on banking, finance and accountancy. I had always been good in that area which I consider to be an art form, interpreting the numbers we use every day. Continue reading