• Farmers collaborate for second world Twitter chat on October 16th

    One year after the success of the first world-wide Twitter discussion among farmers, the #AgriChatWorld team is organizing a second global live chat for World Food Day 2014. Farmers will be asked to share their experiences on the role of family farming and the responsibilities they share in feeding the world. The chat will mark… [Continue Reading]

    Farmers collaborate for second world Twitter chat on October 16th
  • Jenny Schweigert Becomes AgChat Foundation’s New Executive Director

    The new Executive Director aims to expand the nonprofit AgChat Foundation (ACF) by connecting with college students, and through focused regional & national events. Schweigert will focus on advancing ACF’s mission by leading the fundraising campaigns that will support new workshops, educational series, and conferences, like the 2014 Cultivate & Connect Conference. She will also… [Continue Reading]

    Jenny Schweigert Becomes AgChat Foundation’s New Executive Director
  • Austin Cultivate & Connect Creates Inspiration

    The AgChat Foundation’s 2014 Cultivate & Connect conference was held in Austin, TX, August 21 and 22, with over 140 farmers, ranchers, and ag communications professionals attending from the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The resounding theme of the event was to learn more about how digital and social media can assist with cultivating open-minded conversation… [Continue Reading]

    Austin Cultivate & Connect Creates Inspiration
  • Who Is The Social Media Farmer Of The Year?

    Carrie Mess, a dairy farmer and self-described “agvocate” was named the Social Media Farmer of the Year at the AgChat Foundation’s Cultivate & Connect Show in Austin, Texas. Sponsored by leading food industry publication Food Nutrition & Science, this award recognizes farmers who have incorporated social media, digital media and internet strategies to achieve their… [Continue Reading]

    Who Is The Social Media Farmer Of The Year?
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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 25th, 2014 – AgChat on Grain Bin Safety

Are Your Grain Bins Safe? Farms are fun places to be but they have their hazards. Farm equipment, grain bins, and sharp equipment can hurt, even kill people. Being safe is something that requires planning and practice. This AgChat conversion on grain bin safety during Grain Bin Safety Week (#GBSW14 ) looks into what farmers […]

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5 Things I Learned About Blogging In One Year

One year ago . . . As a passionate agvocate, I attended the 2012 AgChat conference (agricultural social media conference) in Kansas City. During the conference I truly was inspired by some of the top ag social media gurus. At the end of the conference, I told myself and others, “I want to blog!” But […]