After a trip to Paris in 2000, I told my parents, “One day, I will live in France.” True to my word, I moved to the city of love in 2007 for eight months and then moved on to the Netherlands, where I worked until the summer of 2009. Sitting in an office in Amsterdam, though, I realized how much I missed my farm and my family. Agriculture called me home.
As someone who has been active on Twitter, I have always looked forward to Tuesday night’s #agchat conversations from the very first invitation. When the announcement was made last year that there would be an AgChat Foundation social media conference, I knew I wanted to go – but I had questions.
I was very fortunate to have gotten involved with the AgChat Foundation last spring by volunteering on the Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference Committee for planning last summer’s event in Chicago, Ill. While working with the other members of the committee, I thought we had planned a terrific conference and I was right. I will have to admit that I did feel a little nervous meeting my #agchat friends for the first time in person. I still considered myself at the beginner level then and was ready to learn along with other attendees from the many experts who were presenting.