In 2009, while attending a Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference in San Francisco, I was introduced to an amazing movement that was just getting underway under the advisement of Dr. Scott Vernon. It was Dr. Vernon’s knowledge and more importantly, his passion that made me want to join I Love Farmers, They Feed my Soul (ILF). This is my story of how I have become Ag Proud and want to spread the word of agriculture to all who will listen.
It was two years after hearing Dr. Vernon speak that I had the opportunity to stand up and represent my state, Missouri, in regards to agriculture and how the media represents the field of agriculture to mainstream America. I was becoming quite aggravated at what I was reading and hearing from the media outlets and about that time ILF was starting catalysts groups. From ILF Facebook…
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