North Montgomery Students Learn About Ag Advocacy

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posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 in East Region News

In honor of National Pork Month, Alicia Humphrey, AMVC Public Relations Coordinator, spoke to 70 students at North Montgomery High School. This is the third year that AMVC has been asked to be a guest presenter to Nancy Bell's agriculture classes.

The focus of the presentation was how to advocate for agriculture, since last year focused on pork production. The students watched several videos to see how social media plays a role in advocating as well as what the average consumer is like. The students were split into groups and completed a team drawing that showed the differences between consumers' perceptions and their own perception about Indiana farms.

After the class period, the students shared their comments:

"I learned that farms really care for their animals. The farms don't just see dollar signs. The farmers show true compassion: - Alec, senior

" I learned a lot more about why you should tell your story and should advocate, because not everyone knows about agriculture and livestock." - Emily, junior

North Montgomery High School is very close to AMVC Crawfordsville. We have had several student employees from North Montgomery High work at the farm.


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