I would encourage them to get the education. Even if you want to go back and run the row crop operation or cattle operation, you are never going to regret getting an education. Once that door is open, your options to becoming a leader for the agriculture industry open up. Getting an education, whether it be in an agriculture field or not, allows you to think critically about the industry and running your farm.
My door is always open to anyone, especially those looking to become leaders in the agriculture industry. We need people with all types of interests and strengths to be a part of this industry to keep it thriving.
Mississippi Senator Tyler McCaughn is a farmer, attorney and businessman from east Mississippi who is currently serving in his first term in the Mississippi Legislature.