July 30th, 2013 – AgChat on Youth In Agriculture

Youth In AgricultureYouth In Agriculture Farmers and Ranchers in are getting older and the next generation will have a different view on agriculture than their predecessors. How do young people learn about agriculture and discover an interest and possibly a career? This AgChat conversation asks about how to connect with young people.
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What Can You Learn from Jay Baer and ‘Youtility’?

Guest Post from Iain Robson

Are you an agvocate? Do you love social media? Are you going to the National Agvocacy 2.0 Conference scheduled for Aug. 22-23 in Charlotte, NC social-media-agvocacy-edit(registration is now closed)? I hope so!

Jay Baer is going to be in the house, and he’s got a ton to share with you. He’s going to fire you up about social media if you’re not already.

So who is this Jay Baer guy? And, what can you learn from him?

Jay Baer is a digital marketing strategist who founded Convince and Convert. He’s the author of ‘Youtility’ his newest book. He helps clients see the big picture when it come to digital marketing. Just like I help farmers with their online presence. Let’s just say he’s a smart guy and knows his stuff. He’s also the opening keynote speaker at the 2013 National Agvocacy 2.0 Conference.

Here’s what you can learn from Jay Baer about agvocacy:

Understand what people want to know

Understanding what people want to know is the most important part of agvocacy. Social media is an important part of that. Using it correctly to understand what people want to know can help you clarify misunderstanding about farming. Jay Baer happens to be an expert in social media and will help you use it more effectively.

Create long-term trust

People need to trust farmers. They need to know where their food comes from. Social media provides a valuable channel to create trust with consumers.So when there’s a new story about what farmers are doing wrong, that unwavering bond that Jay Baer helps establish with you and your social media presence will assist you in address and overcoming those negative issues when they occur.

Gives your farm an extra edge

Your farm is your brand. Social media can either make or break your brand in seconds. Social media and agvocacy help you make a statement about what you stand for and who you are. Jay Baer can help you create that brand of agvocacy that will help you shine.

Know your tools

As an agvocate, you have many tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Knowing how to use those tools effectively can make sure everyone knows about agvocacy. It’s not about who has the biggest megaphone. It’s about ‘Youtility’. It’s about helping.

Let Jay Baer help you

Jay Baer is the opening keynote speaker at the National Agvocacy 2.0 Conference and for those attending he will help you become a better agvocate.




Iain Robson, dedicated individual who starts the day off at 4:30am working to help you with your website(s). His goals is to help you the farmer work on and maintain your online marketing presence. Check out his site at Marketing Your Farm, stop by to say hi and or ask any questions!

July 23rd, 2013 – AgChat on Ag and Pop Culture

Ag and Pop CulturePop Culture On Agriculture What does the world say about agriculture through culture, media, and parody? This AgChat conversation looks at how pop culture influences farmers and ranchers and vice versa.
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July 16th, 2013 – FoodChat on Summertime Grilling

Summer Time GrillingGrill Out Time Some how warm weather just draws us outside to enjoy the weather. That means bringing the kitchen outside too. This FoodChat conversation asks what people cook on their grill and what are some tips they are willing to share.
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July 9th, 2013 – AgChat on All Things Social Media

Ag All Social All The TimeAgriculture Being Social Social media use in agriculture is not new. But the tools and approaches do change feequently. Plus more and more people are starting to use social media in agriculture. What are some tips and techniques for farmers and ranchers?
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