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  • Green Jobs and AgricultureGreen Today, Jobs Tomorrow ConferenceMay 11, 2009

    James Johnson, DirectorEnvironmental Stewardship Division Michigan Department of Agriculture

  • Agriculture:The Original Green JobsMovement from hunter-gatherers to farmers

    Approximately 10,000 -12,000 years ago

    Involved cultivation of wild grains and domestication of animals

  • ProductionFeed the family feed the tribe

    Feed the community feed the world

    Work/Responsibility Shift

  • Mechanization - Inputs

  • Environmental Impacts

  • Work Toward SustainabilityMichigan Department of AgricultureConservation and Environmental OrganizationsMichigan State University ExtensionUSDA NRCS (Soil Conservation Services)States Conservation DistrictsPrivate Consultants

  • Farm JobsAnimal CareAnimal NutritionNutrient ManagementAgronomy/HorticultureGlobal Positioning SystemsVeterinariansPublic Relations

  • MDA/Government JobsFood ScienceDairy ScienceBiologistsEcologistsHydrologistsSoil ScientistsAgronomistsAnimal ScienceEngineers

  • ProgramsConservation Districts Forestry Assistance Program (degreed forester)Nature Centers Interpreters/Educators/LaborersIrrigation Water Management System Evaluation/Scheduling

  • Pesticide and Plant Pest Management DivisionPesticide Section

  • Pesticide and Plant Pest Management DivisionPlant Industry Section

  • Animal Industry Division

  • Food & Dairy DivisionFood Section

  • Food & Dairy DivisionDairy Section

  • Trends Future Jobs