Moving beyond cheerleading in ag advocacy (commentary)

Moving beyond cheerleading in ag advocacy (commentary)

EARLIER this year, I was asked an interesting question as part of an interview: "Do you consider yourself to be an advocate for agriculture?"

My initial thought was that I didn't want to be called an advocate. Not because I didn't feel qualified — I was an agriculture literacy intern — or because I hadn't made any efforts but because I wanted to do more than advocate.

Sometimes, it seems like advocating is like being a cheer

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