Top 5 Quotables from the Advocacy for Agriculture Panel

  1. In the last 30 years, we’ve seen an evolution in advocacy. It used to be focused on policy, but now consumers are involved. We need to focus on how we can help farmers have meaningful conversations with consumers in a meaningful way. – Tom Thieding, Communications Director for the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association

  1. Farmers and agribusiness have the dual role of providing information to both consumers and the g
    vernment. – Jim Massey, editor of The Country Today

  1. We need farmers in local office. We can learn from the communities struggling with new farm proposals. It’s important to be in the room for those conversations and to be as proactive as possible. – John Holevoet, Director of Government Affairs for the Dairy Business Association

  1. Many of our elected officials don’t have ag backgrounds, and they’re voting on ag issues. It’s more important now than ever to work with our legislators on ag issues. Every voter contact makes a difference. – Mandy Masters, Program Director at the Wisconsin Pork Association

  1. It’s better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. It’s always better to speak up. Advocacy has to be intentional. We all have the same number of hours in a week. You have to find what works for you. -Kim Bremmer, Ag Inspirations and CommonGround

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