March 26th, 2013 – AgChat on Agriculture Spring Prep

Agriculture Spring PrepAgriculture Spring Prep Spring in the U.S. means different things to different frames and ranches. What do those on the ranch or farm do to prepare for the seasonal changes? This #AgChat brings in questions about the time of year and what decisions need to be made before the next season arrives.
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March 19th, 2013 – FoodChat on Ask A Farmer or Rancher

Ask A Farmer or RancherAsk A Farmer or Rancher What do you want to know about farming, ranching, or agriculture? This #FoodChat focused on helping non-farm, non-ranch people learn more about who live and work on ranches and farms. Find out about how things get done and discover what people in agriculture think about some hot ag topics.
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Jay Baer to Speak at AgChat Foundation Conference

Jay Baer keynotes 2013 AgChat Foundation Agvocacy 2.0 conferenceThe AgChat Foundation board of directors is pleased to announce that digital marketing pioneer, Jay Baer, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual AgChat Foundation Agvocacy 2.0 Conference (ACFC). The 2013 conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina August 22-23, 2013.

ACFC is the leading farmer and rancher focused social media information and training conference. Farmer and ranchers from North America are encouraged to apply for one of 100 available seats. This invite only conference focuses on the importance of farmers and ranchers using social media to connect in communities to tell their stories and form real relationships with their customers. Conference applications will be available May 1, 2013. All those interested in elevating agriculture through social media are welcome to apply. Farmers and ranchers do receive first priority.

Keynote speaker, Jay Baer, is a hype-free marketing strategist, speaker, and author and President of the social media and content marketing consultancy Convince & Convert. A digital marketing pioneer, Jay has consulted with more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, Visit California, Allstate, Petco, Columbia Sportswear, and 29 of the Fortune 500. He was named one of America’s top three social media consultants by Fast Company magazine, and his Convince and Convert blog is ranked as the world’s #1 content marketing resource. He’s also co-host of the popular weekly Social Pros podcast.

ACFC is a program of the AgChat Foundation, a not for profit organization whose mission is to empower farmers and ranchers to connect in communities using social media platforms. To learn more visit www.agchat.org and join AgChat Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

March 12th, 2013 – AgChat on Traceability

AgChat on TraceabilityPath from Farm to Fork and Back Where does your start? How does it get from the farm to your fork? Can you go backwards to see what happens? This conversation on #AgChat looks into the meaning of food traceability.
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March 5th, 2013 – AgChat on Technology in Ag

Technology in AgWhat Tech is in Ag? Technology is key in any venture and farming is no exception. Tractors and GPS are some well known agriculture technologies. But there are other technologies involved to help farmers and ranchers bring their products to everyone. From software to biotechnology, this #AgChat talks about the various technologies used in agriculture.
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