April 30th, 2013 – AgChat on Regulations in Agriculture?

AgChat on Regulations in Agriculture?Regulations? Help or Hinder? Regulations are a part of farm and ranch life. Many regulations are put in place to help save lives and protect consumers. Some of them cost farmers and rancher money to stay compliant. Some regulations become cumbersome because their original intent is no longer valid but one must still comply. This #AgChat conversation looks into how regulations affect farms and ranches and offers one thoughts on changes.
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April 23rd, 2013 – AgChat on Farm and Ranch Smorgasbord

AgChat on Farm and Ranch SmorgasbordSmorgasbord of Questions #AgChat this week looked a range of questions from policy issues to social media. Dive in!
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2013 Agvocacy 2.0 Conference Applications Open May 1st

Apply NowGet your application in today! Be a part of the conversation with the agriculture’s best and brightest in social media. Apply now!

AgChat Foundation Conference Charlotte You Are About to Start a Journey. This year will be the best Agvocacy 2.0 conference yet! Keynote speaker Jay Baer, Convince and Convert, will open the conference with his address “YOUTILITY: Smart Marketing is about Help not Hype”. Throughout the conference attendees will be able to choose breakout sessions to help them improve their strategy and usage of social media tools to tell their farm or ranch story.

Presentations on the latest message and marketing strategy in agriculture, question and answer panels with chefs, registered dietitians and bloggers, along with how to manage your time, working idea sharing sessions and networking opportunities will round out the conference.

And for the close of the conference Laura Daniels, dairy farmer from Wisconsin, will share her motivational program on how we in agriculture need to be the Hitch-Pins for our industry.

Jay Baer Convince and Convert When and where does this journey start? August 22 – 23, 2013 at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, North Carolina is when and where you will be able to connect with Agvocacy 2.0 alumni and presenters. This event is your opportunity to discover and bring home some new ways to tell your farm or ranch story.

How do you sign up? Up to 75 people representing all sectors of agriculture will be invited to participate, with priority given to farmers and ranchers. Agvocacy 2.0 was completely sold out in both 2011 and 2012, so interested applicants should apply early. Selected attendees will be required to pay a $375 registration fee. Travel and lodging is not included in the conference fee.

There are scholarship opportunities available to invited attendees.

Do not wait! Deadline to apply is 11:59pm ET May 24th!

April 16th, 2013 – FoodChat on Gardening and Homegrown Food

FoodChat on Gardening and Homegrown FoodPlant, Grow, Eat! What does it take to grow a garden? And what are some of the types of easy plants to grow that taste good? This #FoodChat conversation covers various questions around gardening and homegrown food.
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2013 National Agvocacy 2.0 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina

AgChat Foundation Conference CharlotteYou Are About to Start a Journey. This year in Charlotte, North Carolina will be the best Agvocacy 2.0 conference yet!

To start you off with conviction is Jay Baer, author of Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype. Jay is followed by the Beyond the Choir, Ag Conversations that will help spark your mind about agriculture, food, and consumers.

The core part of your time at the conference will be spent on sessions like Keeping up with Facebook and Trolls Under the Bridge (and what you can do to side step them). And, discover the Practical Side of Media Creation, what it takes to capture that short video or picture and share it well. Case studies will help connect you to real uses of social media in agriculture.

Jay Baer Convince and ConvertWhen and where does this journey start? August 22 – 23, 2013 at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, North Carolina is when and where you will be able to connect with Agvocacy 2.0 alumni and presenters. This event is your opportunity to discover and bring home some new ways to tell your farm or ranch story.

How do you sign up? Up to 75 people representing all sectors of agriculture will be invited to participate, with priority given to farmers and ranchers. Agvocacy 2.0 was completely sold out in both 2011 and 2012, so interested applicants should apply early. Selected attendees will be required to pay a $375 registration fee.

Do not wait! Deadline to apply is 11:59pm ET May 24th!

Apply to the Agvocacy 2.0 ConferenceAre you an Agvocacy 2.0 graduate? The AgChat Foundation is accepting up to 25 returning attendees who also endorse a first-time applicant. This will allow for collaboration between those with beginner and advanced social media skill sets.



Apply NowGet your application in today! Be a part of the conversation with the agriculture’s best and brightest in social media. Apply now!