• 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
  • Avoiding Social Media Burnout

    Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube, you name it, there’s a social media platform out there for it. So many in fact it can feel more than overwhelming to need to be a part of all of them. Here’s my little piece of advice to avoid feeling the social media burn out. You don’t have… [Continue Reading]

    Avoiding Social Media Burnout

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The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. ~ James Allen Depending on the year, harvest is a wonderful time. Whether your experiencing a good or bad season, […]

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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 […]

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Transparency in AgVocacy

“Eeuuu, Pee-U, What stinks?” When I hear that from our visitors I know their romanticized view of farming is heading for a change. “Why can’t the babies stay with their mothers? It seems so mean.” When I begin to share the benefits from feeding the calf with a measured amount, the safety from being stepped […]