10 Steps to Advocate for Agriculture

By |2020-03-23T10:45:16-04:00March 23rd, 2020|FFA New Horizons, SpeakAg, The Feed|

One way you can observe National Ag Day is by being an advocate for agriculture and interacting with your elected officials on behalf of agriculture and FFA. After all, elected officials are the leaders who implement change and create legislation in our communities, states and nation.

Follow these 10 steps to advocate successfully.

  1. Define important issues or challenges agriculture is facing locally, in your state or nationally.
  2. Research and analyze statistics about agriculture in your area, your state or the nation. Become an expert about the industry.
  3. Decide who you are trying to influence. Your target audience may be local officials (city council, mayor, school board or school district superintendent), state officials (governor, state board of education or legislators), or federal officials (members of Congress or Senate).
  4. Determine what you want to accomplish. Maybe you want to ask elected officials for support of agricultural education and FFA. Think about other positive things you would like to see happen.
  5. Set goals for each of your ob