Agriculture has fallen on tough times. We all know that. Farm prices are down, farm foreclosures are up, costs continue up, concentration in agriculture continues, and those people that you are putting out are facing a greater challenge than ever before in an industry that is depressed yet essential. It is essential for the industry that you encourage and motivate students. The times are tough and challenging for agriculture. It's a challenging time for you in this business of education. Your task is to motivate and challenge your students who are the future of agriculture. There's a cardinal rule of motivation, and that simply is that if you are not motivated yourself, you can't motivate anybody else. You must be motivated to motivate.
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