• My Farm. My Future.: Tell your story

    Hardworking farmers don’t need a crystal ball to tell them the future of agriculture — they’re already innovating solutions that will ensure their farms survive for generations to come. How are you creating a future for your farm? Tell us your story, and we’ll share it to inspire other farmers around the world, plus… You… [Continue Reading]

    My Farm. My Future.: Tell your story
  • How to handle social media in a crisis

      Something has gone terribly wrong on the farm or at your ag business and suddenly your social media channels are under fire. You’re flooded with questions from concerned people and others who are quick to attack you. You’re not only dealing with a crisis situation, but now you have to figure out how to… [Continue Reading]

    How to handle social media in a crisis
  • “Your Success Does Not Tarnish My Success”: Reflections from 2016 Cultivate & Connect

    The post below has been re-published with permission from Darleen Sichely and GuernseyDairyMama.com. This past year has been all about connections for me. Forging new ones, building on old friendships, I have really come to value the connections I have walked away with from the numerous events I was lucky enough to attend in 2016.… [Continue Reading]

    “Your Success Does Not Tarnish My Success”: Reflections from 2016 Cultivate & Connect
  • Passion over Perfection: Reflection of 2016 Cultivate & Connect

    This is a guest post from ACF volunteer Hannah Neuenschwander, who has granted permission for her post to be re-published on AgChat.org At AgChat’s 2016 Cultivate & Connect Conference I expected to learn how to become a better advocate for agriculture. As usual, my expectations were blown out of the water. I learned many valuable things about… [Continue Reading]

    Passion over Perfection: Reflection of 2016 Cultivate & Connect
  • Farmer2Farmer, data and a football coach

    Farmers Business Network (FBN) held their Farmer2Farmer conference in Omaha, NE this week. FBN is a startup company shaking up the world of farm data while making waves in how farmers can purchase inputs for their farms. A reception the evening before the conference was capped off by long time Nebraska head football coach and… [Continue Reading]

    Farmer2Farmer, data and a football coach

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As I prepared for yesterday’s post “Non-ag Hashtags You Should Be Watching,” I came across many important people who I have exchanged tweets, people who have been influential to me as a blogger and even a few who I’ve met in real life through conferences.  I even started a list of people you may want to […]

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Bringing Back Why We AgVocate

It is easy to get caught up in the numbers, likes, views, rates and excitement of social media. I remember when I first became addicted to Twitter. Every day my husband would arrive home, and the first topic of discussion was the increase in followers. There was a thrill and surge of adrenaline to see […]

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How Do You Talk About GMOs?

As part of our “How do we talk about that?,” series, Elizabeth Held shares how she talks about GMOs. President Barack Obama signed the new federal GMO labeling bill law recently, so GMOs are back in the news and so are myths about them. This makes it even more important than usual to talk with […]