Mike Rowe, the creator and executive producer of Discovery Channel's Emmy-nominated series "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe," will deliver the keynote address to the American Farm Bureau Federation's 92nd annual meeting on January 10, 2011, in Atlanta, Ga. The annual Farm Bureau meeting begins January 9, 2011.
A champion of farmers and ranchers and other hard-working Americans, Rowe has spent years traveling the country, working as an apprentice on more than 250 jobs that most people would go out of their way to avoid. Rowe knows how to get his hands dirty and has worked in just about every industry, including many agriculture jobs.
AFBF President Bob Stallman says Rowe, like farmers and ranchers, is not afraid to roll-up his shirt sleeves and get his hands dirty. Mike understands that most things that contribute to our standard of living, such as abundant food, are the result of someone else's hard work, dedication and skill, not magic.