I am not telling agriculture advocates to stop telling our story, but to start sharing it in a different and more thoughtful way.
Here are some of the myths perpetuated by the latest Netflix documentary.
This time of year, my Instagram and Facebook feed is covered in the iconic photos of family and friends getting together at a local farm. While the flood of the same photos would usually get old, this season never does.
When we talk about technology, chickens and turkeys aren’t usually the first things that come to mind. However, the poultry industry regularly uses technology to benefit animal care and improve environmental sustainability.
Although these machines are expensive, some farmers that have adopted the technology describe them as being a good investment because it is paying for labor ahead of time, and these workers don’t call out sick! Plus, they send notifications straight to the farmers’ phones to keep them updated on their cows throughout the day and night.
Dairy farmers use technology to help their farms be more efficient and to keep their cows comfortable. From back-scratchers to fitbits, technology improves animal care on dairy farms!
Unfairly blaming animal agriculture for antibiotic resistance will not help us solve this issue.
The story of how getting involved in agriculture inspired me to make it a career.
As part of the Alliance’s College Aggies Online Scholarship Competition, I asked the program mentors to share their #1 piece of advice they’d like to share with aspiring agriculture advocates.
We live in the information age. Most people can become partially educated on any subject through a quick google search and 10-12 minutes of scrolling. Unfortunately, it can be very difficulty to get accurate information about agriculture on the internet.