Agvocating vs. Ag Reporting

We have defined agvocate, but not agricultural reporting. Can you recognize the difference between the two words?


Facebook and Twitter are filled with hundreds of these passionate agriculturalists who live each day to share their opinions about agriculture. They express their concerns or gratitude for ag political movements.

Ag Reporting

Sharing both sides of the story, without unbiased opinion. Covering a story or telling a story      without opinion included is very important in order to reach a non-agriculture audience and stay true to journalistic qualities.

A good balance between the two can be hard to achieve growing up in a small agricultural community or on a farm. So, naturally I struggle with it sometimes.

There are some media outlets who I feel really do a great job of discussing agriculture. Some great examples of balanced journalism are shown through Farm Journal Media and Harvest Public Media.


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