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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

What does Monsanto mean to you? - Part 1

Gary Truitt's very popular commentary on Hooiser Ag Today, has been shared numerous times on Facebook in the past couple of days. If you haven't read it, you need to

What Monsanto Has Done To Farmers

Gary proves he is an AGvocate and sharing his ag story where ever he goes. I met Gary a few years ago when I was a Farm Broadcaster. He is very smart and a great broadcaster, I enjoyed talking to him.  Now I enjoy listening to him on the radio and following his news stories on Hoosier Ag Today. You know by listening to Gary, his heart is in his job!

Just like Gary, who realized he has an opportunity to share his ag story with anyone, including a cab driver on the way to the airport.  Everyone needs to ask these questions to themselves.
-What does Agriculture mean to you?
-Are you prepared to answer tough questions when the situation arises?
-What do we know about biotechnology?
-What does Roundup mean to you as a farmer? What does Roundup mean to you as a consumer and a resident in rural America?
-Where can we get this information to help educate our friends, family and strangers who ask us the tough questions?  
-Where is our passion?

Did you have your cup of coffee yet this morning? What does it take to get you going in the mornings? If you know me, I don't drink coffee, and I am not a morning person. What gets me going in the mornings? My kids! They are my caffeine on legs as I chase them around the house to get ready and herd them out to the truck every morning! They may not always be morning people, but they are always very inquisitive and asking many questions as we drive to town.  By the time I get to work, I feel like I have already worked!

Let's stop and thing about what Agriculture means to us and how we can become AGvocates. The people are listening!

 This post is part 1 of a 3-part series sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers.

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