I haven’t been on that board for seven years now, so why would I go? Long Beach is nice; but if you are going to sit inside and listen to speakers, well, Fargo isn’t bad in the winter if you don’t go out.
The answer is two-fold. First, I have made some good friends, people I respect very much, and the ASGA meeting is a good place to catch up. Second, the board and leadership at CoBank want me to stay connected. Sugar is an important part of American agriculture, and they are amazed at how well “Sugar” works in Washington, D.C.
I would like to take a moment to address that part about effectiveness. All you growers have heard from your ASGA representatives about how good ASGA works. Well, as a seven-year outsider, let me tell you: they are better than you believe, and it is all about the people.
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