The 36th Annual “Harvest of Knowledge” Conference took place Friday in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Agri-Women from North Dakota and Minnesota gathered to discuss current topics in agriculture. “We also work on furthering our leadership training,” says North Dakota Agri-Women President Jenna Kyllo. “One focus was on how to best share your agriculture message with youth in classrooms.” In addition to networking and leadership training, a discussion on agriculture “myth busting” was held. Bridgette Readel, a market development specialist with Corteva AgriScience, says one misconception lies within pesticides and food. “Scientifically, we can back that up and let consumers know those are very minute traces. We are not producing food that would hurt their family or ours.” So, what is the best way to communicate with those not actively involved in agriculture? “We need to remember to not be emotional because agriculture is a livelihood,” says Readel. “One idea is instead of thanking a farmer for what they do, let’s trust a farmer.”
Subscribe to RRFN
Get a weekly digest from RRFN to stay up-to-date on all the latest news in agriculture.