A growing distrust of authority means some traditionally respected segments are going to have to work harder and be more open to keep up that respect.
John Kolk, who describes himself as a farmer and environmentalist, says people are less likely to take on trust that farmers are good stewards of land and water.
"I think our challenges are getting more diffuse and larger, we are not in a crisis state although there are little indications, some of the phosphorous management stuff that is coming out," he says. "There are going to be more people influencing agriculture that what we were used to and it's not going to be the regulators."
He says people still have a high regard for family farms, but far less regard for corporate entities.