April 12, 2012 was a date that young agricultural enthusiasts across Texas A&M University’s campus will never forget. It was the day that launched the now-renowned Farmers Fight, a group of passionate students on a mission to make a difference and share their agricultural story. While our campus connection and community outreach events were successful and a few of our social media efforts even went viral, those of us involved knew that this was only the beginning.
Since April, hundreds of advocates have been diligently planning to continue and grow Farmers Fight. By adding new dimensions to the movement such as the National Advocate Conference (coming to College Station October 2013) and through continuous networking with industry professionals at events like the NCBA Convention, visibility of our efforts and mission have spread across the nation. We remain united by a love and appreciation for agriculture and a desire to educate the public on the role this industry plays in everyone’s life.
And so a new year has begun. A year that offers promise to agriculturalists for a brighter future. A year that has even been dubbed “The Year of the Farmer” by National FFA, Ram Trucks and Case IH. This is the year to make an even bigger, bolder and broader impact on the world as we advocate agriculture.
Together, we will help the public “Get the 4-1-1 on Agriculture.” Now, you might already know this, but Farmers Fight will be at it again to promote agriculture on the Texas A&M University campus, this time on April 11, 2013.
We are excited for what is yet to come for Farmers Fight and, as always, we are open to suggestions and welcome new advocates with open arms. As Margaret Mead once said, “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Students interested in getting involved with Farmers Fight are encouraged to attend the general advocate meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in AGLS 115. For questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blog Contributed By: Mollie Lastovica, Farmers Fight Communications Lead Advocate