This week, we’re joined by Justin Lewton, a Millennial dryland grain farmer in northeastern Colorado. Justin serves on an industry board, and we invited him to speak with us about the topic we introduced last week. In his volunteer capacity, he’s noticed too that agriculture, and especially production ag, seems to silence itself to the detriment of its profit, for fear of backlash from any number of corners – fellow producers, larger agribusiness companies, other industry organizations, and consumers.
Justin enthusiastically joins us in searching for more meaningful conversations and not taking “well, that’s just how it is” for an answer. He’s as frustrated as we are in trying to talk about this in agriculture but brings up the good point that relationships are key to making progress.
After we finished recording, Justin shared a great lesson he has heard his whole life, passed down from his dad, “we can go further, faster together than we can apart.” A perfect place to begin to answer these hard questions we keep finding. Tune in to this week’s episode for a very balanced and educated conversation with an up and coming agriculture leader in Colorado.