The future of food continues to evolve from the basic sustenance of nourishment for human life to the consumer’s desire for a personal involvement in the food supply.

Consumers today want personal exposure to plant and animal production, says Lowell Catlett, ag economist, futurist and dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Consumers’ hunger for agriculture follows multiple generations of people who no longer farm. Long gone for many are their grandpas and grandmas who worked the land.

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