REMINDER: Upper Midwest Regional Conference Registration Is Open

Katie Pinke joins us as the opening Keynote Speaker as she discusses being a mommy blogger, marketing & information director of the ND USDA and sharing her journey through social media.

Farmers & ranchers friends: Be sure to register now for the ACF Upper Midwest Regional Conference to be held Feb. 23rd, in Rochester,  MN, sponsored by Minnesota Corn Growers Association & Minnesota Farm Bureau. Farmer & rancher priority will end on Nov. 30th with the conference registration opening to the public on Dec. 1st.

Join us for fantastic speakers such as Katie Pinke, Jenny Dewey, Carrie Mess, Emily & Tim Zweber, Larry Sailer, Lara Durben, Alec Winmill, Jenny Schweigert, Heidi & Brian Latsky and more! This is a conference you do not want to miss!

Visit our Eventbrite site for more information about the sessions and conference in general!

November 27th, 2012 – AgChat on Farm Business Management

AgChat on Farm Business ManagementFarming is a Business Too Farming and ranching is a life style choice for many people involved in agriculture. But it is also a business that must make money in order to be considered sustainable. Planning, marketing, understanding customer needs, and training staff are all activities farmers and ranchers must do throughout the year. This AgChat conversation looks at the business side of agriculture.

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November 20th, 2012 – FoodChat on #FoodThanks

FoodChat on #FoodThanksThank You! This is the time of year that we want to slow down and reflect on all the blessings we have through this FoodChat #FoodThanks conversation. One of those blessings is all the food choices we have in this nation. Farmers, ranchers, processors, butchers, bakers, chefs, grocers, truckers and more all make it possible for us to have healthy food on plates.

Reminder: this Twitter conversation also has a sister conversation on Facebook: the #Foodthanks Facebook Party. And, to last throughout the holiday season and into 2013, there is a #FoodThanks Pinterest board to share your favorite food, person, or holiday image!


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#Foodthanks Party!

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Next week marks our third annual #Foodthanks celebration. This is the time of year that we want to slow down and reflect on all the blessings we have. One of those blessings is all the food choices we have in this nation. Farmers, ranchers, processors, butchers, bakers, chefs, grocers, truckers and more all make it possible for us to have healthy food on plates.

This next Tuesday and Wednesday (November 20-21) we encourage you to show your #Foodthanks !

Twitter:

Join our monthly #FoodChat twitter conversation Tuesday, November 20 from 8:00pm – 10:00pm ET. We will be talking #Foodthanks and of course the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration. Direct message @Foodchat any questions you would like to have included in the conversation.

On Wednesday, November 21st, continue the #Foodthanks conversation. Tweet your favorite recipe, farm blog or tell us why you are giving #Foodthanks. Show the Twitter world your #Foodthanks story.

Facebook:

On Tuesday, November 20th, we will be hosting our first ever Facebook Party from 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. ET! Similar to our traditional Twitter conversations, we will be engaging in a conversation that focuses on #Foodthanks.  Make sure to join the community and show your #Foodthanks.

On Wednesday, November 21st, we will be asking you to share with us your #Foodthanks story. Share your pictures, blog posts and thoughts on your own personal #Foodthanks.

Pinterest

Join us now as we are pinning our #Foodthanks. Follow our #Foodthanks board and we will ask you to join our community and pin your #Foodthanks. Do you have a favorite food blog? How about grandma’s secret pumpkin pie recipe?  Pin a picture showing how your family farm makes #Foodthanks possible. Join us on Pinterest now.

What makes you give #Foodthanks?

November 13th, 2012 – AgChat on Soil and Fertilizer

AgChat on Soil and FertilizerIt’s Soil, not Dirt What kinds of fertilizer is used? And how is environmental management practiced in the cycle of planting and harvest? This AgChat works in these questions as part of a Soil and Fertilizer conversation.

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