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Erin Fitzgerald, CEO of U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action is just back from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and shares what she learned.

Willie Vogt

June 3, 2022

One of the challenges facing modern agriculture is lack of knowledge about how much has changed on the farm. Understanding the increased sustainability of agriculture and how farmers are raising more bushels with less inputs is important. And it’s a message that the world’s movers and shakers need to hear. And Erin Fitzgerald got that chance recently.

Fitzgerald is CEO of U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action, a group invited to be part of the annual – though pandemic delayed – World Economic Forum event in Davos, Switzerland. This gathering of world leaders, financial executives and dozens of organizations is where big ideas often take root. For Fitzgerald it was her chance to share the story of agriculture and what’s needed to feed the world.

During her conversation in this episode of Around Farm Progress, she discusses the challenges of being part of the event, of sharing the story of agriculture and how she networked in Switzerland to keep farmers top-of-mind for this group. The action is the start of a global conversation that Fitzgerald says will continue.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Executive Director, Content and User Engagement

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology advancements for more than 40 years. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied. His work has involved launches of several new products in agriculture during his career, and he continues to work to help farmers keep up with what's new.

As editorial director, he works with the Farm Progress staff as they strive to help farmers succeed in an ever-changing agricultural environment.

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