Leaders representing some of the top farm groups say the agriculture industry needs to do a better job embracing diversity.
National Farmers Union president Rob Larew said the ag industry needs to have conversations with a more diverse audience and make sure they’re listening. “And this is diversity, certainly for people of color, and acknowledge the discrimination that has occurred,” he says. “And is well documented, and is not up for debate. And what can we do, going forward, to make sure there is space and opportunity there.”
Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall says the ag industry has failed to reach out to diverse audiences.