• 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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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 […]

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Why Do I AgVocate? – Shelly Davis

What is your role in agriculture? I grew up in a farming family, starting to drive combine at age 11. Every summer was driving combine or tractor until I graduated college at 22. Since I was 11, I’ve only missed one harvest. That was a very strange summer for me! Currently, I oversee all logistics […]

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I scream, You Scream, We all scream for Ice Cream

By Jenna Kilgus Earlier this month, I gave a tour of my farm to twenty pre-school aged children from a local day care. I asked them, “What’s your favorite dairy product.” Unsurprisingly, I received an enthusiastic, loud and simultaneous answer: “ICE CREAM!!” July is National Ice Cream Month. I love to celebrate and I’m guessing […]