Martha Blum AgriNews Publications Nov 16, 2017
CHICAGO Students will be the ones charting the course for the future of the agriculture and food industry.
The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly, and answers probably wont be found by the adults in this room. It will be the students, said Alan Reed, Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network executive director.
Food and beverage is a massive part of our economy, and its one of the things Chicago is best known for, Reed said during the Sowing the Seeds: Chicagos Leadership in Food and Agricultural Education event held at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.
Companies come here for the talent thats here, he said. There are 4,500 companies and 130,000 people here just in food ...