Being from an organic dairy farm has put me in a somewhat unique position, especially when it comes to applying for jobs in the agricultural industry where I might be representing conventional farmers. It seems that there is often a great divide between organic and conventional farming, one that I don't think necessarily has to be there. I know there are plenty of people who will disagree with me and say that one system is inherently better than the other.
My family's dairy farm became organic about 9 or 10 years ago. We always pastured our cows, but have even more pasture since we became certified organic. Before we became organic, my dad started getting really sick and none of the doctors had an answer until one told him that it was a chemical sensitivity so he had to stop using chemicals on the farm. When that happened, he looked into becoming certified organic, since we couldn't use chemicals anyways, and began the process. Organic is a necessity for my dad to keep farming, but it's not for everyone.
We have lots of neighbors who are conventional farmers and I have never heard my dad saying anything to indicate that they should switch to organic. He will certainly talk to them about it if they ask, but I don't believe it is something that should have to be forced upon all farmers. Our neighbors primarily own small farms, like us, and care for the land and their cows like we do. They simply choose to do so in different ways.