The American Soybean Association presents #AsktheFarmer live on Twitter on Oct. 12.
You can tweet questions to ASA (@ASA_Soybeans) beginning at 8 a.m. CT and Kyle Bridgeforth (@Kylebridge), Brad Kremer (@kremer_brad) and Jenny Rohrich (@PrairieCA) will chime in with answers throughout the day.
-Kyle Bridgeforth is a fifth generation farmer from Tanner, Ala. He farms with his dad, uncle, brother and cousin on Bridgeforth Farms, where they grow double-crop wheat and soybeans, and also corn, canola, cotton and grain sorghum. Bridgeforth has participated in the ASA DuPont Young Leaders Program and the United Soybean Board (USB) See For Yourself Program. With ASA, he’s lobbied on behalf on the soybean industry and in 2014 gave a speech on his experience during the USB See For Yourself Program. Every other year, his operation hosts a Field Day, in conjunction with the National Black Growers Council, where they invite members of the community to learn about the latest agricultural programs and technology. Bridgeforth is most passionate about minority and underrepresented farmers, global food security, young farmers and community awareness.
-Brad Kremer and his wife, Nicole, raise 1,200 acres of soybeans and 1,800 acres of corn, wheat and alfalfa on their Hillcrest Family Farm near Pittsville, Wis. They also own a 400-head dairy and a grain facility. Kremer was recently elected president of the Wisconsin Soybean Association. He’s especially fond of youth outreach.
-Jenny Rohrich’s Ashley, N.D., farm consists of 1,000 acres of soybeans and 3,000 acres of other crops including corn, sunflowers and wheat. She and her husband, Mark, farm with her father-in-law, brother-in-law and occasionally his 88-year-old grandfather. She was a speaker at the AgChat Foundation. She is extremely active on social media, operating both her farm page, Rohrich Farms, and a personal page, Prairie Californian. Her primary method of advocating for agriculture is through her blog Prairie Californian, which has 12K average monthly page views. Rohrich is passionate about connecting with people outside of agriculture.