People want to hear our story. A lot goes into the safe, healthy and affordable food we eat every day and those of us involved in agriculture often do not take enough time to feed public appetite for information. As friends and family move further and further from the farm, what we do and how we do it also becomes increasingly unknown.
Sharing your story does not mean you need to set up a social media account, create a blog or give a classroom presentation; although it is encouraged. Everyone has the capacity to share their story in their own way with the end goal of people in the grocery store having a better understanding of what we do and why we do it. It can be as simple as having conversations about what you do at the dinner table or interjecting when you hear a misconception in the grocery store.
Below are some resources to help you get started.
Our Food Has a Story
Our Food Has a Story provides the tools and resources you need to share your food story. These tools make it easy to get started, or if you are a veteran at sharing your story, build on your existing efforts.
Agriculture More Than Ever
Be somebody who does something. Become an AGvocate. Join the coast-to-coast community of AGvocates and help shape people's relationship with agriculture.
Each October speak up and share your food story. Agriculture Month is a time to celebrate the agriculture industry and share with others what we do and why we do it.
The 4-H programs helps young people develop their leadership skills and self-confidence by using their head, heart, hands and health.