AgChat Foundation Announces Oregon Native Greg Satrum As Keynote Speaker

Greg Satrum, co-owner of Willamette Egg Farms in Canby, Oregon, a third-generation, family-owned egg farm, will be a keynote speaker at the AgChat Foundation’s 2014 Northwest Regional Conference in Portland, OR.

What began as Satrum’s small family farm in 1934 is now Oregon’s largest commercial egg farm, providing the Pacific Northwest with approximately 2 million eggs each day. In the midst of controversial regional and national hen welfare legislation in recent years, Satrum has been proactive in using social and digital media to make Willamette Egg Farms visible to the public. His efforts have raised awareness for the company’s modern hen-welfare practices, while managing and protecting his company’s image and promoting the industry’s best practices to consumers and critics alike. As a keynote speaker at the 2014 Northwest Regional Conference, Satrum will share his experiences, trials and successes while motivating attendees to utilize social media to tell their stories.

Registration is now open for the conference, which will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza, downtown Portland, OR on January 30-31, 2014. Satrum and other speakers will share their experiences and expertise on a range of topics including connecting with consumers on social media, telling your agriculture story, blogging, dealing with detractors and community building. Exclusive to the Portland conference, attendees will have the opportunity to network with key food influencers and offer a chance to have one-on-one conversations with local consumers.

“We are thrilled to present Greg as the opening keynote speaker,” said Jeff VanderWerff, President of AgChat Foundation. “His experience in the field is unparalleled and will challenge us to become better advocates of agriculture.”

Tickets for the event are $100 for farmers and ranchers and $150 for non-farmers/ranchers. Registration is open until December 27.

AgChat Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 building connected communities of agvocates and assisting them as they tell their stories. For more information about the organization or conference, including registration and hotel accommodations, please visit the Eventbrite site or Portland page.