January 25, 2010

Agvocate; Video comments support ag industry

Agvocate: the term of effectively communicating to the public the importance of agriculture contributing to our economy and the environment.

May it be a dairy farmer who blogs about how he is treating his milk cows humanely, or a corn farmer tweeting about how his biotech crops are safe, or even an extension agent talking to a group of parents about the nutritious benefits of beef. These are all agvocates. They are doing their part to inform the public, i.e., urbanites, food elitists, animal rights activists, vegetarians or just uniformed citizens, about the benefits of agriculture and how we are producing a safe food product.

Now it can be your turn to be an agvocate.

Mike Rowe, which many of you know from the TV show Dirty Jobs, posted a video about modern egg production on his website. There have been several positive comments from farmers and supporters of agriculture, yet the negative comments confirm that the animal rights industry have been doing their homework to reach individuals who will listen to their message.

Please take some time to watch this video and be an agvocate by posting a positive comment supporting agriculture and livestock production in this country. Better yet, after you post your comment on the Mike Rowe video, comment on this blog so other readers can see how you are agvocating!

Mike Rowe – Egg Farming: It’s a Tough Job!

1 comment:

  1. Hats off to Mike Rowe. After reading all the negative comments from the anti- ag groups, I posted the following on Mike's web site.
    : “Mike, What a great piece on the realities of egg production and the world’s need for efficiently produced protein. As you indicate, there is ongoing need to evaluate our production systems, but for those opposed to modern agricultre to say that since they buy specially produced (say free-range)eggs, that is the only way eggs should be produced is an elitist approach. While specialty production is a good option for those that can afford to pay more for their eggs, the average consumer, much less the low income or poverty level consumer simply needs an economical, ethically produced egg to meet their nutritional needs. Modern egg production meets that need using the fewest resources to supply the greatest need. Free-range or organic production is more costly and can not even come close to supplying the world’s food needs, exacerbating the potential for malnutrition for those living in poverty.”