Agriculture is big business in Central Illinois, however it's an industry that could be facing a lack of manpower in the coming years. Studies have show a potential disparity in the number of available ag jobs as well as college students with ag related educations to fill those jobs. Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) wants to work to make sure more kids are heading to a career in the agriculture industry.
Representative Davis appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show, and says the way the industry is discussed throughout a child's education needs to be changed.
Davis says the agriculture industry offers a variety of in-demand, high paying jobs in a field that is only going to get more important in the future.
Davis says one thing that needs to change moving forward is the exposure the ag industry receives, so future members of the workforce are more familiar with the opportunities available in the ag industry.