My oldest son graduates from high school next weekend, & I have been fortunate to attend some of his activities during his senior year. One of these events was the 2009 National FFA Convention last October.
Mike Rowe, from "Dirty Jobs," gave one of the best received speeches while I was there. I ran across some comments that Mike made about his appearance here http://www.mikeroweworks.com/2010/05/the-future-of-farming/
Does agriculture have an image problem? Maybe. I am not convinced that it does. It is challenged by things such as GMOs, livestock confinement, and preserving natural resources. But agriculture, like everything else, will always have (has always had) its challenges. I think that addressing the root problem (i.e. soil erosion), is a much better use of time & resources than fixing an image problem.
What do you think?