• Farmer In the Spotlight – Nicole Small and The County Fair Linky Party

    Telling your story is an important piece of agriculture advocacy but its only a piece. What happens to your story if it doesn’t reach your intended audience? It remains an untold story. So how do we get to those audiences? Nicole Small, of Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom and known for her Flat Aggie… [Continue Reading]

    Farmer In the Spotlight – Nicole Small and The County Fair Linky Party
  • ACF Announces Luncheon Keynote Speaker U.S. Olympian Katie Uhlaender

    We’re extremely excited to announce, the addition of U.S. Olympian Katie Uhlaender to the 2014 Cultivate & Connect keynote lineup. Katie is a U.S. Olympic skeleton racer, accomplished weightlifter and passionate farmer. She is a three-time Winter Olympian, a two-time Skeleton World Cup champion and the 2012 World Champion. When Katie isn’t training for her… [Continue Reading]

    ACF Announces Luncheon Keynote Speaker U.S. Olympian Katie Uhlaender
  • David Hayden – Better Conversations When You Push Yourself At Conferences

    Conversation with David Hayden – David says that going to the AgChat Conference in 2012 pushed him to reach beyond his “normal” audience and have better conversations about food and agriculture with non-ag focused people [audio]. Seating is limited at the 2014 Cultivate & Connect conference so register early! Direct link to MP3 audio.

    David Hayden – Better Conversations When You Push Yourself At Conferences
  • Inspiration comes from innovation: the ripple effect

    This week AgChat Foundation is celebrating the 5th Anniversary for the #AgChat & #FoodChat Twitter conversations & the 4th Anniversary for the foundation. Join us on April 8th, 8-10pmET on Twitter for a special anniversary chat discussing what is needed in social media for agriculture! Airplanes are thinking time to me. That means January thru… [Continue Reading]

    Inspiration comes from innovation: the ripple effect
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Tyson Donates $50,000 to #RancherRelief

Its almost an instinctive behavior, one that brightens your soul, melts your heart and plants your feet firmly on the sometimes rugged ground, as you proudly stand. It often occurs when life has shot someone down and brought them to their knees. It could even be compared to breathing. Its just something that happens. And, […]

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February 11th, 2014 – AgChat on Drones, UAVs, and Toys?

What is the value of UAVs in Agriculture? UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are the rage in many industries. In agriculture it is a tool that can help scout fields and assess crops. But the regulations are murky. What are farmers and ranchers allowed to do and when will the US […]

Becky McCray

Social Media Time Management for Farmers and Ranchers

Guest Post by Becky McCray How you spend your time tells everyone what is important to you. When you are your own boss, and maybe even the only one in the outfit, no one tells you when to or how to focus on the most important things. Focus is a do-it-yourself project. It takes time […]