Engaging Youth To Empower Agriculture

Lizzy Schultz

Engaging youth in agriculture is an important part of fueling the future of the industry, and a presentation surrounding this necessary, complex concept took the spotlight during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum last week. One of the presenters was Bev Flatt, a young farmer from Tennessee who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people. …

Advocate, Ag Group, Audio, Bayer, Education, Youth

Passion – Bayer Takes Us Beyond the Farm Gate

Jamie Johansen

This is the 12th year Bayer CropScience has brought a diverse group of ag voices together to talk about key agricultural issues and the importance of advocating for our industry. One panel during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum brought a team of farmers together to discuss Beyond the Farm Gate: Today’s Challenges Create Tomorrow’s Opportunities. Panelist included: Deb Gangwish, Co-Owner, …

Advocate, Agribusiness, Audio, BASF Crop Protection, Bayer, Farming

30 Years of Animal Agriculture Alliance

Kelly Marshall

For three decades the Animal Agriculture Alliance has been working to unite the voices of all of animal ag to respond to anti-animal messaging. This year, on May 3-4, they’ll be celebrating that 30 year milestone at the 2017 Stakeholders Summit in Kansas City, Missouri with the message “Connect to Protect, Action Please.” “The consumer loves meat, milk and eggs. …

Advocate, Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Audio

Insights into Consumer Trust from CFI

Kelly Marshall

The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) conducts an annual consumer study to better understand how to earn consumer trust. Their latest research approach has identified influential consumer groups and made an effort to understand how they not only dictate food trends, but drive conversations that impact the decisions of others. In a first-of-its-kind method, the 2016 survey used digital ethnography that …

Advocate, consumer

2016 College Aggies Online Scholarship Winners

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of its annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program. In the individual competition, the winners were: – First place, $2500 scholarship: Topanga McBride, junior in agricultural communications and agricultural economics, Kansas State University – Second place, $1000 scholarship: Brianna Gwirtz, junior in agricultural communications, The Ohio State University – Third place, $500 scholarship: …

Advocate, Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Education, scholarship, Social Media

Cooper Farms to Match Donations to Animal Ag Alliance

Jamie Johansen

Cooper Farms will match all donations made by individuals to the Animal Agriculture Alliance on Giving Tuesday, November 29th. Click “Donate Now” to make your contribution and after celebrating Thanksgiving with your family, you can celebrate Giving Tuesday with the Animal Agriculture Alliance. “As producers of turkey, pork and eggs, we value the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s role in bridging the …

Advocate, Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Livestock

Top College Aggies Online Ambassador Named

Jamie Johansen

Samantha Dailey, a senior studying animal science at the University of Florida, has taken the top prize in the 2016 College Aggies Online (CAO) Ambassador Competition. CAO Ambassadors are responsible for promoting the program on their campus and encouraging competitors to sign up in both the individual and student organization divisions. Thanks in part to the Ambassadors’ efforts, a record …

Advocate, Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Livestock, Social Media

HumaneWatch.org Airs Animal Lover Commercial

Kelly Marshall

HumaneWatch.Org, a project of the non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom, is releasing a commercial on the Fox News Channel this week.  The spot comes out hard against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for their inaccurate advertising and use of donated funds. Using a compilation of HSUS’s own commercials, the new advertisement highlights the juxtaposition of using dogs …

Advocate, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare

USFRA Calls on Producers to "Show Us Your Ag"

Kelly Marshall

National Agriculture Week is March 13-19, and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance invites farmers and ranchers to participates in “Show Us Your Ag” to highlight the great things going on across the nation. The industry providing us with everything we eat, plus fuel and fiber is generally misunderstood by those making use of our products everyday.  “Show Us Your Ag” …

Advocate, Ag Group, Social Media, USFRA

How to Talk to Consumers about Food

Joanna Schroeder

Tyson Foods VP of Sustainable Food Production Dr. Christine Daugherty took the stage last week during the Bayer AgVocacy Forum in New Orleans to discuss global food business trends. One of those trends is both women and men feeling guilty about the food they put on the table. In fact, eight out of 10 women feel especially guilty on the …

Advocate, Audio, Bayer