AgVocacy shared at South by Southwest

Agvocacy 2.0: Adding a Human Voice to the Farm At Click to play audioSXSW, Emily Zweber (twitter, blog), Jeff Fowle (twitterblog), Chris Chinn (twitterblog), 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 farmers who are driven and deeply committed to agriculture and want to share what they have with others.

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Everyone Loves Popcorn!

Zach HunnicuttClick to play audioZach Hunnicutt helps produce a kind of food that many people love: popcorn! At the Agvocacy 2.0 South by Southwest panel he will share how that connection to people helps him tell his story about producing food.

You can learn more about Zach’s technology interests through his tweets at @zjhunn.

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Want the latest on interactive? Talk to farmers!

There are lots of learning opportunities out there to hear about interactive media. In fact, social media seems to be a buzzword that spawns lots of sessions at lots of conferences every week. But where would someone go if they wanted to get the absolute latest social media and interactive information? If they wanted to be part of that conversation representing their viewpoint?

farmer panel at SXSW 2011

Easy answer to that question for me SXSW — said as South by Southwest. And specifically, SXSWi which is the first in a series of events – the one on interactive, one on film and one on music. Its the hip place to be if you want to stay up to speed on the latest and greatest. In short, its exactly where I’d expect to see some of the farmers I’m friends with. (I can hear the old school record scratch associated with some folks — would have said heard brakes squealing but there is no SXSW auto or bike :) ) [Read more...]

Farmers Do Care

Chris ChinnClick to play audioChris Chinn is deeply committed to sharing with consumers about how modern pork production works. She hopes that her participation on the Agvocacy 2.0 South by Southwest panel will help highlight that farmers do care and they have a single goal in mind; producing healthy food for their family and for other families as well.

Chris Chinn can be found on Twitter at @chrischinn and she has a video she wants everyone to see: the Truth about Modern Pork Production.

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California Rancher Agvocates Are Approachable

Click to play audioJeff Fowle, a tall California rancher, makes an impression on people. By being on the Agvocacy 2.0 South by Southwest panel he hopes to show folks that farmers and ranchers are out there, can be contacted, and are open / willing to having discussions about food, farming, fuel, and fiber.

Jeff Fowle can be found on Twitter at @jefffowle, YouTube and his blog Common Sense Agriculture.

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