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 GM 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 producers 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!