• Why Do I AgVocate? -Rhonda Stoltzfus

    What is your role in agriculture? My role is ever changing in agriculture. Ten years ago, I would have said ‘Iowa fruit grower’. Today, I live on a postage-stamp-sized piece of land on Maui and spend most of my time communicating with others about agriculture. My husband’s career as a plant breeder brought us to… [Continue Reading]

    Why Do I AgVocate? -Rhonda Stoltzfus
  • 2016 Cultivate & Connect conference announced

    The AgChat Foundation is dedicated to empower farmers, ranchers, and agriculturalists with the tools to share their stories to consumers – on social media, one-on-one connections and at the legislative level. The Foundation does so through online materials, regional events, and global conferences.   The 2016 Cultivate & Connect global conference will be held December… [Continue Reading]

    2016 Cultivate & Connect conference announced
  • Thirsty Land Proves to Be Powerful Connection Tool for AgVocates

    The global release of the Thirsty Land documentary took place during the 2016 Water for Food Global conference on the campus of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Emmy-award winning director and producer, Conrad Weaver, aims to provide a conversation starter between consumers and the agriculture industry. Thirsty Land is a conversation starter and bridge… [Continue Reading]

    Thirsty Land Proves to Be Powerful Connection Tool for AgVocates
  • AgChat to Continue the Ask the Farmers Project

    An open letter to the members of the Ask the Farmers & AgChat communities: Agvocacy, much like agriculture, is a constantly evolving world that we all must work hard to keep up in. Challenges from consumers, skeptics, activists, and bureaucrats are constantly questioning our production systems, no matter what they may be. In the last few… [Continue Reading]

    AgChat to Continue the Ask the Farmers Project
  • There’s a time and a place for everything – insight on the #AgChat & #AgVocate hash tag

    There’s a time and a place for everything – insight on the #AgChat & #AgVocate hash tag “There’s a time and a place for everything,” was a comment my mother often made. This statement has magically become one of my popular pieces of advice for my three boys. A perfect example is the time my… [Continue Reading]

    There’s a time and a place for everything – insight on the #AgChat & #AgVocate hash tag

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Ethanol's Pendulum written by Greg Schwarz on AgChat.org

Ethanol’s Pendulum

It amazes me how the social pendulum has swung from ethanol being a political and media darling in the mid 2000’s to a social outcast recently.  Granted, much is at risk for stakeholders and consumers alike.  Objective discussions become challenging when issues become emotionally charged.  Social media has sped the rate of idea exchange.  This […]

2014 Northwest Agvocacy Conference - learn more about the 2015 event at www.AgChat.org/PNW

Powerful Voices Set Tone for ACF’s PNW Agvocacy Conference

In the news… The AgChat Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Agvocacy conference at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Spokane, WA, April 27-28. Attendees who register before March 20th will receive an early bird discount. The Foundation, known for providing high-quality, agriculture advocacy training to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness professionals, media and […]

AgVocacy shared at South by Southwest

AgVocacy shared at South by Southwest

At SXSW, Emily Zweber (twitter, blog), Jeff Fowle (twitter, blog), Chris Chinn (twitter, blog), and Zach Hunnicutt (twitter) share how farmers are using social and new media to bridge the gap between the 2% of the population who are farmers, and the remaining 98% of people who are not. The panel, moderated by Marla Schulman, are all family […]