• Why Do I Agvocate? – Mom at the Meat Counter

    What is your role in agriculture? I like to say that I wear lots of hats in agriculture. I am a meat scientist and I conduct research on meat quality on many types of meat, including beef, pork, and goat. Part of my job is to teach classes on livestock and meat evaluation to undergraduate… [Continue Reading]

    Why Do I Agvocate? – Mom at the Meat Counter
  • Why Do I Agvocate? – Matt Brechwald

    What is your role in agriculture? I am a learn by doing and lead by example type of person. I have three distinct roles in agriculture. First, I am a producer. We raise cattle, goats and pigs. All of them are sold locally for direct consumption by our customers. We like to fill the void… [Continue Reading]

    Why Do I Agvocate? – Matt Brechwald
  • Why Do I Agvocate? – Paint the Town Ag

     What is your role in agriculture? I married into agriculture onto a third generation beef, poultry, and crop farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Coming from a city, I didn’t know a thing about the hard work, dedication, and passion that farmers & ranchers have for their craft, and I’m constantly learning! Professionally,… [Continue Reading]

    Why Do I Agvocate? – Paint the Town Ag
  • Introducing ACF’s Summer 2015 Intern & Why Do I Agvocate?

    AgChat Foundation would like to officially welcome Melissa Woolpert as our summer 2015 intern. Melissa is an alumnae of the inaugural 2015 Collegiate Congress and a graduate student at the University of Vermont, pursuing her Masters of Science degree in Food Systems. Her journey to agriculture advocacy has been unique and a strong indication that… [Continue Reading]

    Introducing ACF’s Summer 2015 Intern & Why Do I Agvocate?
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2015 National Agvocacy Conference - November 9-10 - AgChat.org

Celebrating Five Years of Pioneering Grassroots Agvocacy in Nashville

As a pioneer in grassroots agvocacy, the AgChat Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 Cultivate & Connect conference which will be held at the Hotel Preston in Nashville, TN. In an effort to accommodate state and country fairs; back-to-school and other agriculturally related events, the conference is scheduled for November 9-10, rather than August. We […]

Severe Weather

April 29th, 2014 – AgChat on Severe Weather

Are You Ready For Severe Weather? Weather is a fact of life for agriculture. At times the weather is helpful (water is required at times) but severe weather complicates the business of running a farm: protect you, family, the animals, and the business all comes into play. What do you do to live through and […]

30 Days of Agvocacy and Social Media: The Right Way to Agvocate - Agchat.org

30 Days: The Right Way to Agvocate

I started participating in the Tuesday night #AgChat conversations nearly five years ago and have been on the AgChat Foundation board for three years. Throughout those years I have encountered AgVocates from across the country that have found success, big or small, in telling their farm or ranch story through social media. These successful AgVocates […]