This summer I have asked a lot of questions and I have answered just as many, but most importantly I have learned to understand the importance of “Why?”
Being a part of the College Aggies Online program provided me the opportunity to do exactly what I love to do more than most everything else- talk about cattle and agriculture.
Currently there is a great need to bridge the communication gap regarding the truth that serves as the backbone of American animal agriculture.
I am a better agvocate today because CAO has taught me so many great points on how to be a great agvocate and how to communicate and fill the gap from the agriculture community to people who may not know much about agriculture.
I believe that College Aggies Online and the Alliance are the best at getting youth involved in advocating for Ag.
If you have questions or concerns about how farm animals are cared for please ask a farmer who cares for their animals every day, not animal rights groups with a radical, unrealistic, and downright absurd agenda.
The themes targeted the rights and welfare of all animals. After a few phrases were repeated, the strategic position these organizations held was clear: these conferences are an attempt to undermine the animal agriculture community.
I was recently asked “Why do youth still raise livestock and show at the fair?” I love questions like this. They open the door to not only inform and educate but to also share the impact involvement in 4-H and livestock can have on the lives of youth.
Coming from a small, rural town in east-central Missouri, I never would have imaged myself interning in an office near the nation’s Capitol.
Originally I was in route to becoming a zoo veterinarian, then to a farrier, to an equine vet, as well as considering equestrian management. The common ground: agriculture.