WHY DO I AGVOCATE? -RHONDA STOLTZFUS

WHY DO I AGVOCATE? -RHONDA STOLTZFUS

WHY DO I AGVOCATE? -RHONDA STOLTZFUS

AG CHAT

\ May 2, 2016 /

What is your role in agriculture?

My role is ever changing in agriculture. Ten years ago, I would have said ‘Iowa fruit grower’. Today, I live on a postage-stamp-sized piece of land on Maui and spend most of my time communicating with others about agriculture. My husband’s career as a plant breeder brought us to Hawaii where I discovered many people have a limited point of reference about agricultural practices in the Midwest.

What was your inspiration for becoming an agvocate?

I was inspired to be an agvocate while sitting in a book club discussion one Sunday afternoon. A girlfriend I’d known for years said, “I don’t know what GMO’s are, but I know they’re bad”. I was in a unique position to answer, but remained silent. I went home and decided to start speaking out about not only transgenic crops, but all of agriculture. So much of agriculture is deeply misunderstood.

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