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As public ag literacy falls, advocacy becomes increasingly important

IARN — Most people today are at least three generations removed from the farm- that means we have tons of kids who are growing up without even having grandparents who farm. This is partly due to the fact that it can be pretty difficult to pass farms down through families, which becomes harder to do every year. All of this has created a much lower level of public ag literacy. However, this means that agricultural advocacy is even more important than it used to be. Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) First Vice President Jolene Riessen said she’s been lucky to have her sons join her on the farm, but she knows of many families who have been far less fortunate.

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