If We Don't Tell Our Story, Someone Else Will
If you live and work in rural Indiana, your life and livelihood are likely connected in many ways to production agriculture. You have a vested interest in the success of our industry. The team at Ceres Solutions strives to bring you positive facts and information to help you promote this critical industry among the many consumers who have grown up completely disconnected from the family farm.
More than 98% of Americans live off the farm today. That means less than 2% bear the full responsibility to plant, harvest and market all the crops which become the food, fuel and fiber this nation (and the world) demands every day. If we don’t tell our story, someone else will. Someone very likely less informed. In the weeks and months ahead, let’s raise our collective voices in support of this industry and farmers. One friendly conversation at a time, we can effect change.
If you’re like us, you notice it more and more... out in the marketplace, at church, at school meetings. So many consumers are content to base their opinions about production agriculture on superficial science and celebrity quotes. Help educate more consumers in your area one conversation at a time! Your Ceres Solutions team wants to equip you with quick facts -- we encourage you to share a few when you hear a statement you know is untrue.
Example: “I know GMOs are BAD.”
Here's how you might develop an answer... start with an expression of understanding.
“You’re right to wonder about GMOs. I wondered, too, before I learned...
If you farm, you are the most authentic voice for responsible production efficiency, nutrition and food safety. Speak up! Got a topic we should address? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. And thank you!
* Some information here was sourced from: www.fooddialogues.com and USFRA reports.
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