Current and future agricultural producers are facing a daunting challenge of feeding a growing global population that will reach 9 billion by the year 2050. It to be a daunting task, but for the winning video of the World Ag Expo video contest, one California-based 4-H club is up the challenge.
The Desert Sandblasters 4-H Club of Indio, Calif., was named the winner of the World Ag Expo “Feeding Tomorrow’s World” video contest. They will be recognized at World Ag Expo's Media Day on Feb. 10 where they will be presented with a $3,000 check.
The video shows members of the club highlighting the many opportunities for youth interested in future careers within the agricultural industry.
“It’s kind of a win-win if you’re going into agriculture. You’re always going to have jobs, you’re always going to have opportunities,” one member said. “The average age of a farmer is 57 years old and there’s not many people willing to work hard and devote their lives to feeding the world. So it’s up to us.”
Click here or the embedded video above to watch the winning video.
The contest was open to farmers and ranchers worldwide, and entries were received from across the globe. A panel of judges whittled the selection down to the best of the best, and the public was invited to vote for their favorites on the World Ag Expo website.
"We're really pleased with the entries we received this year," said Jerry Sinift, CEO of the International Agri-Center. "It was great to see video submissions from around the world that show the importance of agriculture."