Get involved: Your voice matters in Washington, D.C.
Edge provides opportunities and resources for our members to engage with policymakers at all levels of government. The dairy community must speak up for itself, or our opponents will be more than happy to talk over the silence.
Dairy’s voice needs to be heard and received on all issues affecting our community, whether that is at the town hall, county boardroom, state capital or in Washington, D.C. It is important for our members to individually participate where and when they can. Lawmakers and regulators need to hear directly from the people and businesses that their decisions affect.
Having people in power who understand modern agriculture and dairy farming is equally important, and there is no better person to fill that role than our members themselves. We understand that time is precious. There are opportunities to make a difference even if you can spare just a few minutes. From simply reaching out to your government representatives to running for office yourself, there is a chance for everybody to contribute to dairy farmers’ continued success.
Edge’s future successes will depend on your involvement. Opportunities for individuals and farms to get more involved with policy and government affairs include:
Participating in fly-in opportunities, which give you the chance to connect with your congressional representatives in Washington
Meeting with your members of Congress when they are back home in your state
Engaging your state legislators on issues important to dairy farming
Contacting your local elected officials or participating in local government meetings
Contributing to your political leaders’ campaigns, preferably through a PAC or other vehicle affiliated with Edge
Offering educational opportunities or tours on your farm to engage officials who aren’t that familiar with agriculture
Attending an Edge Summer Policy Picnic to learn more and provide feedback on our policy efforts
Running as a candidate for a public office
Participating in our webinars and seminars on legal and regulatory changes
Need help contacting your elected officials? These links will help: