AgChat Foundation, Empowering farmers and ranchers to connect in communities using social media platforms
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]
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]
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]
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]
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