Through curriculum and experiential learning, these specialists develop the skills to analyze complex situations such as the allocation of natural resources to meet the needs of people in local, state, national, and global communities. Food and Resource Economics experts study sales, finance, marketing, management, environmental policy, law, international trade, math, and economics.
In these uncertain times, navigating the challenges that have a lasting impact on multiple areas can be difficult. While much of the world is slowing down and responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus), there is a brand new group of professionals that are helping the country in many areas, to overcome the pandemic crisis. Food Resources Economics Specialists are being more important than ever to face the crisis and find a new direction to the U.S economy.
In the U.S Agriculture sector, for example, their work has given new hope. While farmers and ranchers continue to work, ensuring the nation’s food security, there are Food Resources Economics professionals behind to advise and help them to find a new direction to the agriculture sector in the U.S.
“As the virus makes its way through the U.S., those professionals are helping the American farmers to closely monitor the effects it will have on their specific markets and focus on potential improvements that can be made to food safety practices within their own operations”, explains the Food Resources Economics Specialist, Agustin Adrian Demartini. “A brand new area that is being so important for America to overcome the pandemic crisis”, says the specialist.
“It’s highly recommended for farmers to review their current employee policies when it comes to food handling and ensures there are appropriate preventative safety measures in place for those who are coming in direct contact with crops and livestock”, recommends Agustin Adrian.
Industrial Manufacturing Solutions
The pandemic is already ushering in a host of challenges to the US industrial manufacturers, especially those that depend on workers whose jobs cannot be carried out remotely. About 80% of manufacturers expect that the pandemic will have a financial impact on their business, according to a recent survey of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Clearly, the manufacturing sector, which employs some 13 a million workers in the US, is being hit hard during this outbreak.
Specialists in Food Resource Economics are also helping in this important sector of the economy. “Protecting the health of consumers and the workforce is the number one priority. For companies vulnerable to a viral outbreak in their ranks, this would be a critical time to explore a proactive deployment of automation technologies to decrease worker density operations,” says Agustin. “For this reason, we are helping companies across the country to find creative solutions and keep operating.”