We live in a society that is becoming increasingly populated by individuals whose knowledge base of agriculture involves large box type grocery stores filled with plastic containers and glass jars. How many of your friends, neighbors, community members do not comprehend the number of variables farmers face each year to bring in the harvest or the amount of time, effort and resources involved in getting that harvest to table. Few understand a producer´s passion for the land or compassion for the animals entrusted to their care. As women in agriculture how many of your consumers do you interact with on a regular basis? Are you a resource for reliable information on agriculture to your local media outlets or policy makers? In this session learn the skills and techniques on how to reach out and impart your passion for agriculture to others. Develop your personal advocacy mission statement and learn to implement it in your community. Become a leader in agricultural literacy and advocate for your cause. The future is too important not to leave a legacy.
|Conference||2012 Women in Agriculture Educators National Conference|
|Presentation Type||60-Minute Concurrent|