Our mission is so clear – and I know it’s attainable. Our state is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation and agriculture is one of our top three industries. I have the privilege to work with Michigan’s farmers and work to connect those dots. I visit with our farmers and know they have the food and, their mission, after all, is to feed people.
It sounds easy – and it should be. But we have a ways to go. It’s heartbreaking when you hear stories about farmers tilling crops under because they don’t have a market for them. It’s my job to make sure that doesn’t happen. There is plenty of food. We have to get it to the people that need it.