• 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]

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  • 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]

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  • “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]

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  • 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]

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Pinterest Part 2: Are you a lettuce farmer or an apple grower?

I recently began reading “The Impact Equation” by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith and found it interesting that within the first page of the book, they refer to farming. They use the growth of a head of lettuce versus an apple tree as an example for social media. Its an accurate description of what we […]

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Why Do I AgVocate? – Guernsey Dairy Mama

What is your role in agriculture? I’m a third generation dairy farmer. I farm in partnership with my husband and my parents on our dairy farm in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. We milk 90 registered Guernseys and are in the process of transitioning to robotic milking. I have two young boys that round […]

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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 […]