This farmer says more food producers should stand up for agriculture—here’s 5 reasons why

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….An advocate for agriculture, sometimes referred to as an AGvocate, can be anyone who works to tell the inclusive story of agriculture. Whether that is a farmer, scientist, veterinarian, rancher, or someone else all together, anyone can do their part to support today’s farmers. Here are the top five reasons why you should be an agriculture advocate and get involved in the discussion:

[Editor’s note: Michelle Miller is an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker, and writer.]

You can help people! There are many consumers out there who want to learn more about how food is produced but don’t really know where to turn. Additionally they could have been “fed” misinformation, so who better to share the facts with them than YOU if you’re involved in food production?

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Help the planet. What if you discovered a new ag practice in your area that helps stop erosion? What if you’re an advocate for better animal welfare or planet breeding that allows farmers to use fewer chemicals while still maintaining yield?….

For example, I’m a big proponent of no-till farming in our area, so we started a no-till society to encourage more farmers in our county to get on board. Motivate other farmers in your area to speak about beneficial practices that help everyone.

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