Laura Muggli a junior at Grant County High School, is involved in FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society and basketball. Laura is the daughter of Tim and Andrea Muggli, members of Mor-Gran-Sou Electric Cooperative.

Agriculture is one industry that has accepted women as critical for the future. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 14 percent of people who operate their own farms are women, and 30 percent of all farm workers are women. Almost 1 million women work on farms in the United States. Women have been essential in ag history and will be essential in agriculture’s future.


While growing up on a farm, my brothers have introduced new technology to my dad. In just the past couple of years, my dad has used parts created by a 3-D printer. My dad would have never known about 3-D printers and how he could use them in agriculture if my brothers had not introduced the technology to him. This shows that young people will be the backbone of more innovations in the agricultural industry, and they need to be involved in advancing agriculture for the next generation.