Created: 2/19/16 (Fri) | Topic: Leadership
Taking ag's message beyond the fencerows
In “Taking Ag’s Message Beyond the Fencerows,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall’s new monthly column, he provides a snapshot of the ongoing conversation he is eager to have with Farm Bureau members from across the country on the pressing issues facing agriculture. Just as his father encouraged him years ago to step outside his fencerows to make a difference in the policies affecting his farm, President Duvall invites you to make your voices heard to protect the business of farming for generations to come.
“When I attended my first county Farm Bureau meeting back in 1977, I never imagined that I’d have the privilege to serve as your president one day,” Duvall wrote. “My Farm Bureau journey is truly a testament to how this organization invests in young people and gives farmers and ranchers the tools we need to protect our livelihood. One of the greatest joys of Farm Bureau leadership for me has been getting the chance to give back and pass on what I have learned to the next generation.
“It has certainly been a whirlwind since we all met in Orlando, but there’s no time to waste in keeping up the important work of our great organization. I’ve enjoyed meeting with many of you over the last few months, and look forward to getting out to visit more of our members across the country to hear directly from you about the issues you are facing on your farms and ranches. I’m eager to bring your stories to Capitol Hill and represent U.S. agriculture there, but I’m not the only one our lawmakers want to hear from.”
Read the full Beyond the Fencerows column online.