The Arizona Learning Organization as a program has adopted the mission statement of:
The duty and responsibility to pass on agriculture education, so that others may be empowered to carry on and shoulder that knowledge until they are ready to teach their kills to a diverse workforce in the community of Yuma; which has the primary focus of educating community members about agricultural programs as an investment for the community (The Arizona Learning Organization, 2013).
The community must understand that “Agriculture is also at the center of the debate about genetically altered food, trade, and globalization. Developing more sustainable agricultural systems will be required to reduce the impact of agriculture on the environment…” (Robbins & Sage, 2007, p.13). Only through a policy of investing funds into the Learning Organization can the community be educated through outreach programs.
This is a public relations campaign it is directed towards the attitudes of small community members; the purpose is to inform high school students about the importance of agriculture education. Agriculture and agricultural development has contributed to the livelihoods of the Yuma community. The annexation of rural communities by larger cities has distanced many communities from agriculture production as their source of economic growth. The importance of this subject is to inform community members and the public in general about the issues of land usage and their economic structure as a life source. For this to happen, the Community Council of Yuma, AZ would have to ask themselves if it is a good choice to allocate funding to the Arizona Learning Organization to inform its community members about the mutual benefits of local agriculture. Given that the future of the city is based on agriculture sustainability, is it not in the city’s best interest to fund the Arizona Learning Organization?
The importance of agriculture education and awareness among this small community, especially in the youth, is that their economic future will be impacted by supply and demand. With this responsibility, they must understand that agriculture is the primary life source. It can be seen on a daily basis by the food and commerce that this small community depends on. The impertinence of understanding the dramatic reductions in labor requirements per unit of agricultural output, that have been occurring not just in Yuma, AZ but everywhere in the United States; can assist in farm residents understanding of why they have are already become a minority of rural people (Kandel, & Brown, 2006, p. XVii). Community members may want to be interested how their economy and lands are impacted by “…agriculture, increasing crop productivity and resistance to pests and diseases has been major goals of farm families…” (Swaminathan & Borlaug, 2010, p.1). By becoming aware people can make choices into voting for changes that impact “Terrestrial soils make up the second-largest pool of active carbon …This...