Beth Hodge, a dairy farmer from Hinsdale, New Hampshire, is one of 10 members of the current American Farm Bureau Federation’s Partners in Advocacy Leadership program. It’s an intensive two-year program focused on improving advocacy skills for farmers.
She shared some of the program’s story with us.
As part of PAL, Hodge (who affectionately refers to herself as a “pudding farmer” because of the the value-added Echo Farm Puddings she creates with her sister) and her classmates were each tasked with creating a one- to three-minute video about their participation at a media training in New York City this summer.
They aren’t professional videographers, but most of us who farm and advocate for agriculture through YouTube or Facebook or on blogs aren’t communicators by profession either. What they are, though, is honest and simple advocacy, showcasing their experiences and how they’re hoping to improve how the public views agriculture. And we hope that you applaud their efforts!
Here are several of their videos for you to see: