Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Amy France: Still Farming in Kansas

News / FBNews March 31, 2020

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By Cyndie Shearing

Like millions of Americans, Kansan Amy France is adjusting to the new realities of life as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, including social distancing, kids home from school, the closing of non-essential businesses and suspension of organized activities of all kinds. But as a farmer and grain elevator manager – both of which are classified as essential – she’s still on the job.

“We remain committed to providing safe and healthy food for neighbors near and far, as well as our own family,” France explained.

With beef calves to raise and fields to ready for planting wheat, sorghum, corn and soybeans, she and her family have a lot on their plates. But France is undeterred from her role as an advocate for agriculture.

Joined by many other farmers and ranchers, she is using #StillFarming on social media to share her story of continuing to work to provide a healthy and affordable food supply on. Follow her and learn about France Family Farms on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

France is a Kansas Farm Bureau leader and graduate of American Farm Bureau’s Partners in Advocacy Leadership program. She was the first woman elected to the National Sorghum Producers’ board of directors.

Cyndie Shearing is director of communications at the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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