Asked if he would consider being a “spokesperson” for agriculture, Mike “Dirty Jobs” Rowe said, “I don’t think American agriculture needs a spokesman, I think they need an advocate. And the advocates I believe they need are people like me who have shown a long term addiction to chewing and swallowing.”
Mike was the keynote speaker at the 2011 AFBF Annual Meeting in Atlanta. During his address Mike told those in attendance that agriculture is “doing it right,” and that the industry just needs to keep telling consumers that. He said that he feels the best way he can help is to keep visiting with farmers and ranchers and introduce them to the American people.
He drew applauds from the crowd when he said when he talked about letters he has received from groups like PETA and federal agencies like EPA over programs that featured agriculture jobs.
If you would like to listed to the audio of the press conference Mike gave with ag reporters before his address, go here.