Le 2018 Table ronde agriculteur mondiale est prévue pour octobre 16-17 à Des Moines, Iowa – coïncidant avec la semaine de la World Food prix Dialogue Borlaug et Colloque International.

L’approche de la table ronde GFN met en place les participants de cette année. So let’s get to know a little bit about Larry Sailer who farms a few hours to the north of Des Moines, Iowa…

Farmer: Larry Sailer

Pays: États-Unis (Iowa)

Où se trouve votre ferme?

My family farm is located north of Iowa Falls in north central Iowa. Sur 100 miles north of Des Moines.

À quoi ressemble votre ferme? Quelle est la taille de votre exploitation agricole? Ce qui vous poussent ou soulever?

I have 400 acres, split half and half between field corn and soybeans. I mostly no-till all my acres except where compaction is a problem. All of my crops use GMO technology to make my conservation program feasible. As a part of my farm operation, what I consider part of my everyday chores, I agvocate! I started giving interviews back in the 80s during the US farm crisis. Il y a quinze ans, I joined the speaker corps of the National Pork Producers call Operation Mainstreet. Eleven years ago, I joined the Iowa Farm Bureau speaker corps. I spoke to many local groups and gave local interviews. I wrote many letters to Iowa papers. Puis est arrivé les médias sociaux! Twitter, FaceBook, blogging………and now I have a worldwide network that can reach millions of people. I am very passionate sharing what modern agriculture is all about because public opinion is influencing policy regulations that hinder raising our food.

Que recherchez-vous le plus hâte que vous vous préparez à participer à la 2018 Table ronde mondiale Farmer?

I have met many farmers from around the world from whom I have learned much. I want to continue meeting farmers to hear their stories, their problems, and their successes. And I want to share mine.

Sailer has embraced mobile technology and being an agvocate.