5 ag education groups you may not be familiar with, but should be

5 ag education groups you may not be familiar with, but should be

Originally Published by: AgDaily

We all are familiar on some level with the biggest agriculture groups out there, like the national and state Farm Bureaus, 4-H, and FFA. But what about all the other groups in agriculture? There are hundreds if not thousands of resources that help farmers or spread the good word of modern farming. It is extremely difficult to narrow it down, but here are a few groups — some of which I’ve worked with — that are changing the game for ag education and consumer outreach in today’s food space.

1. The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA)

I recently spoke at their conference in Orlando last month and all I can say is WOW! A majority of people in the room had Ph.D.s, and I learned a ton! In an era when animal-rights activists spread a lot of misinformation about animal raising or welfare, this group sets the record straight. From greyhound racing to dog breeding, livestock farming to animal testing that saves lives, this group is the real deal. Many of us care about donating to help animals, but groups like HSUS, ASPCA, or PETA are more about financial growth, and only a very small percentage of donations actually go toward animals in any way. Join NAIA to actually help and support our furry friends, which includes excellent programs like Discover Animals and Homes for Animal Heroes (guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings!).

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Lacey Uden, Ambassador for the Ag Sack Lunch Program shares information about food and farming with 4th grade students visiting the State Capitol.