10 Ways to AgVocate

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By: Cory Wightman, Bayer, Director of Communications

Do you consider yourself an advocate for agriculture? Would you like improve your skills or ways of communicating to better inform the public about the industry?


Anyone can be an AgVocate in any capacity. By using what you know to help others understand you can easily spread the word. These ten steps are a great way to guide your AgVocacy efforts:



1. JOIN


Our Agvocate Facebook group is a great resource for agvocates of all kinds. Come join our conversation on advancements in agriculture and hot button issues.

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2. SHARE


Social media is connecting people from all over the world with different professions and interests. There are a lot of voices out there for people to listen to, so use these platforms as a way to share the knowledge you have about agriculture and your livelihood. Try to relate to others on their terms and join productive conversations with open-minded people.

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3. ESTABLISH


Establish a presence both in the agriculture and non-ag community by attending and asking questions during food events, entering a public debate, or sitting on a panel that answers ag related questions.

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4. WEAR


Represent modern agriculture with pride! Wearing pro-ag gear can start conversations and educate consumers on all the great things going on in the ag world.

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5. TELL (& listen)


Always remember to actively listen to others’ concerns and opinions before jumping to any conclusions. Use your expertise to relate to them on a personal level and to address specific questions.

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6. PROVIDE


Stand up for what you believe in! By providing your government officials with accurate information you can help them make informed decisions on agricultural policies.

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7. MENTOR


Help others make their voices heard by sharing solid resources, knowledge, and personal experiences. Invite them to local community events, schools and other organizations to help them share their perspectives.

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8. USE


Make use of all the great agriculture resources out there such as CropLife America and GMO Answers. Don’t let the fear-mongering win! Reputable sources will help you become more educated on a particular subject.

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9. SUPPORT


Support the ag community by fostering our next generation! Be a resource for teachers and students looking to learn more about the opportunities in agriculture.

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10. CREATE


Create content to help you tell your story, whether that is through a blog, video, or short story; use the intimate nature of food and dining as a way to foster the conversation around agriculture.

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Use this list to guide your future AgVocacy efforts, and be sure to download the full infographic here.


Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #agvocate. We’d love to hear how you AgVocate to making a difference in your community.

Do you consider yourself an advocate for agriculture? Would you like improve your skills or ways of communicating to better inform the public about the industry?


Anyone can be an AgVocate in any capacity. By using what you know to help others understand you can easily spread the word. These ten steps are a great way to guide your AgVocacy efforts:


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