Be an advocate within your community

As spring spraying begins to wrap up, many of you are gearing up for some summer fun with friends and family – some of who might be removed from agriculture. With such an abundant amount of information about agriculture available to the public, there are many misconceptions about controversial topics such as pesticide use, GMOs and environmental stewardship. Now, it’s more important than ever to advocate for the farming community through educating friends and family about what it means to be a farmer in today’s world.

Cade Hartung, sales rep for Dow AgroSciences, posted an interesting blog post about his experiences approaching these topics with peers who were unfamiliar with the industry. So whether you are camping, fishing or barbequing in the yard – strike up a conversation about what you do, and why you do it. As Cade said, it’s important to have a strong story that incorporates the facts if you want to make the most impact.


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