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As someone fully engaged in agriculture for my entire life, I couldn't help but notice the absence of Agriculture in the list of forums here. Those of us in the farming community use science on a regular basis, and there is a lot of exciting science being developed to improve agriculture. We have soil science, animal science, genetics, computer science and robotics being applied, and the general public has little idea of what is going on in agriculture today. We have a tendancy, especially in developed western countries, to think of farming as a third-world, primitive activity. With less than 2% of the American population engaged in farming, we need to change that attitude if we are to continue to have food to support civilization.


As someone who has witnessed others perception of my own intelligence decline when they learn that I farm for a living, I may have a chip on my shoulder, but my suggestion may still have merit, and I hope it gets due consideration.


Much thanks

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I couldn't agree more, but I would like to see a slightly broader forum created, one that encompasses all of agronomy rather than just agriculture. This is a suggestion that has come up in the past, but I'm not sure why no action was taken. For now, it seems the subject is spread evenly between the biology and earth science forums. As academia finally begins to appreciate that the plant is not an entity seperate from the soil and the atmosphere, it is increasingly more obvious that the traditional seperation of biology and the geosciences makes the discussion of agronomy more difficult.


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. :phones:

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