Why Is It…?

Posted on August 20, 2013


I’ve had very similar experiences to what Carolyn expresses so well in her blog post. As I’ve written before, what unites all different types of farmers is much greater that what divides us.

It’s important to remember, too, that attacks on one type of agriculture rarely come from farmers but rather from other organizations, so for a farmer to strike back against fellow farmers is unjustified and counter-productive: “an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”!

None of us are perfect, but it’s up to each of us to try to set a good example. I hope you enjoy reading Carolyn’s post!

Carolyn CAREs

My Twitter feed is increasingly making me crabby. I follow a pretty diverse group, both conventional and organic farmers, a variety of agriculture businesses, and a wide range of bloggers. Why is it that every morning, my twitter feed is clogged with more conventional farmers putting down organic agriculture? The organic farmers I follow don’t share near the non-GM stuff as what the conventional farmers are sharing. Even some people that work for groups that are supposed to support all of agriculture are sharing more anti-organic graphics. I thought that when you claim to be an “agvocate”, you would be speaking for agriculture, not pitting one method against another.

I belong to a speakers group through the Minnesota Farm Bureau called Speak for Yourself. In our training sessions, we are taught to tell our farm story through the use of Power Point presentations. We are given the opportunity to create…

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