NFYEA Agriculture’s Promise Video!

July 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

Here are some highlights from the NYFEA Agriculture’s Promise conference in Washington, DC on April 18-20, 2010.

Gordon Stone, Executive Director –  “If we don’t have young people, if we don’t have individuals striving to be the leaders, producers, and agribusiness professionals in our industry, then we won’t have an industry.”

Timothy Martini, 2009 Communication Award Winner – “Consumer ignorance – that’s our fault. Consumer ignorance is caused because we aren’t sharing our voice with the right people. When our voice gets heard, and we make those connections in peoples’ minds, that’s when things can start to happen that are positive for our industry. There’s lots of people that are out there against us – HSUS, PETA, other advocacy groups–we hear about them all the time. Consumer ignorance is because we aren’t providing that fundamental Ag education to families who have children, or to K-12 students. It’s providing those quick little pieces that just plant seeds of knowledge for people to really understand what’s going on in our industry. Consumer ignorance will no longer be a problem when we start talking with our congressman and women today in our capital.”

Samantha Pedder, 2009 Ag Communication Award Winner  – “I learned more in 15 minutes probably more than I did the past three years of college.”

For more information, check out the video below!

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