• “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
  • Why Do I AgVocate? – Ashley Messing-Kennedy

    What is your role in agriculture? I am the 3rd generation on my family’s dairy farm where I work with my parents to manage the animals. What was your inspiration for becoming an agvocate? I have always loved writing. It was a creative release for me for years, then I found a group of farmers… [Continue Reading]

    Why Do I AgVocate? – Ashley Messing-Kennedy
3 Reasons to Use a Content Calendar - 30 Days of Agvocacy and Social Media - AgChat.org

30 Days: 3 Reasons to Use a Content Calendar

When someone says a content calendar what goes through your mind? For many folks it’s one more thing to do in an already busy day. It sounds time consuming and we don’t have enough time. An hour spent with a content calendar plan can not only save you time, but make the time you have […]

Cristen Clark

Why Do I AgVocate? – Cristen Clark

What is your role in agriculture? I was born and raised as the 6th generation on my family’s farm in central Iowa. Together my folks, sister and I raise corn, soybeans and beef cattle. I married a pig farmer and we own swine finisher barns and raise show pigs in Central Iowa with our two […]

Agvocacy Rehab - 30 Days of Agvocacy and Social Media - AgChat.org

30 Days: Agvocacy Rehab

Is it just me or do things in the food world seem to be getting worse? When I say ‘things’ I mean attacks on toxic wheat, misleading videos of a dairy farm, artists doctoring aerial photos of beef feedlots, celebrity spout outs, statements arguing glyphosate is to blame for autism or celiac disease {or any number […]