The National FFA Organization provides resources for educators on effective ways to communicate to others for influence decisions and impacting change. Language skills included can be spoken, written, or visual based through presentations and aids. Focusing on emotional appeal and logical reasoning will aid in achieving the desired goals of the speaker. A collection of topics combating agricultural changes and industry knowledge are outlined below.
Buy sustainability harvested coffees and help poor farmers.
Competition among organic and non-organic farmers in the industry.
Encourage livestock owners to adopt systems that improve productivity and reduce pressure to destroy native forests.
Health impact of corn based products from government subsidization.
How genetic seed improvement works.
How honeybees do their job.
How sustainable grazing systems benefit nature.
How to deal with the import restrictions on meat.
How to stop avian influenza or the H5N1 virus.
Impact of subsidization of corn.
Industry standards for organic farmers.
Most of the time pesticides can be replaced by alternative biological forms of pest control.
Natural and national borders are no longer effective barriers to the spread of unwanted pests.
Our forests can’t satisfy the increasing demand for wood and energy.
Pros and cons of organic farming.
Reduce farmer subsidies in the industrialized G8 nations.
Renewable energy sources. Think about conveying info on biodiesel, ethanol fuels and other earthfriendly sources of biomass energy.
Seed patents as an intellectual property.
Signs of the foot and mouth disease and how to act on them.
Solid soil and water management determines our future.
Struggles facing organic farmers.
The 5 risks in the food chain revealed.
The benefits of organic farming.
The import and export regulations on meat can’t be strict and severe enough.
The potato, food of millions of people around the world.
Trends in agricultural productivity growth.
Vivisection is wrong, or is it a necessary evil?
Your favorite endangered plants or wildlife animals.
The following infographic outlines the increasing demand for food supply that burden future generations with meeting the needs of a global population. It is estimated that current agriculture production must increase by 70% to meet the necessary demand by 2050. Developing countries around the world are estimated to be the most drastically impacted by this dilemma. Encouraging the participation of women labors is estimated to increase annual production levels by 2.5% to 4%, creating available food resources for an additional 150 million people worldwide.
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