It was so interesting listening to the discussions. This year, the questions were:
- How can we convince the public that the animal agriculture industry balances production efficiencies with the public’s expectations of animal care?
- What role, if any, should agriculture play in addressing health and obesity issues?
- Are the current and proposed renewable energy policies beneficial to all segments of American agriculture? Why or why not?
- How do we capitalize on the growing world demand for agricultural products?
I love the young farmer events. Seeing profiles of what other farmers are doing, talking to all different kinds of farmers from around the state, and of course, creating policy - all so interesting!
Kris is going to compete at the national level in Hawaii. They let me tag along, too.
For more, here's a nice article. Aloha!