Celebrate #NationalAgDay By Becoming an #AgVocate
Today we’re celebrating National Ag Day 2016!
National Ag Day is the one day each year we set aside to celebrate agriculture and its supporters.
While not all of us are called to be growers and farmers, it is important for us to spread the importance and share the impact that agriculture has on our lives. Here are three ways you can become an effective voice in the agriculture community and around the world:
1. Educate Yourself
Agriculture impacts our lives every day, and it’s up to us to educate our friends, neighbors and the world about its positive effects. Online blogs and news sources such as CropLife, GMO Answers, Ask the Farmers and CommonGround are a few places you can go to educate yourself on the evolving trends and issues in agriculture.
2. Find Your “Ag” Voice
Like many industries, agriculture offers multiple ways to get involved and be heard. From bloggers to scientists and educators to YouTube stars, there is truly a space for everyone to participate. One of the most critical challenges for those of us in agriculture is connecting with the general public who are removed from the day-to-day responsibilities of growing the food that ultimately makes its way to our dinner table. The agriculture community spans beyond traditional farming practices, by embracing current issues such as issues around food production, the earth’s water quality, scientific innovation, biodiversity within organisms and a variety of other topics and trends. Each individual within our community has their own personal story that has led them to become passionate about agriculture. By associating your unique passion with agriculture, you too can create an active voice for yourself and others.
3. Join the Conversation by Becoming an AgVocate
While it is our goal and mission to spread the importance of agriculture to all groups of people, it is also important to share your knowledge, opinions and insights with other members of the agriculture community. The AgVocate Facebook Group is a place where all members of the agriculture community can go to discuss topics important to them. This space is designed to allow members of the group the ability to share their thoughts and discuss trends that interest them. An AgVocate is someone that has a passion for modern agriculture and wants to speak out in support of it. By joining the AgVocate Facebook community, you will be a part of a group of people who share similar goals and hopes for the future of agriculture.
Join the AgVocate Facebook Group, and don’t forget to celebrate #NationalAgDay by posting on social media using #AgVocate!