We started our last day in DC with Paul Shapiro, Senior Director, End factory farming campaign, Humane Society of the United States. This presentation energized the room as you might well imagine. Paul explained that the HSUS has a goal to reduce animal suffering. He feels there is common ground in most occasions.
We heard from Kathleen Butts, Executive Director for Legislative Affairs, National Cattleman’s Beef Association, Sarah Hubbart, Animal Agriculture Alliance and Audrey Adamson, National Pork Producers Council. They explained their positions from the Industry perspective. This was very informative. They all explained their objectives and encouraged us to become agricultural activists.
The mission statement for IALF is to develop spokespersons and leaders for the agricultural arena. The class of 2012 definitely has the potential to accomplish the mission statement. As in the past classes, our class will definitely make a footprint in agriculture and how the world perceives it.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors that make all of this possible. The public will definitely have a better understanding of what agriculture is by the end of 2012.