AGCHAT FOUNDATION TO SPONSOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA FARMER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Nominations Are Now Being Accepted.
The Award recognizes farmers that have incorporated social media, digital media and Internet strategies to achieve business objectives including growing revenue, sharing information for more effective farming practices, and overall elevating the industry.
Farmers can nominate themselves or a colleague at http://www.foodnutritionscience.com/2014award/. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014. The winner will be presented with a trophy and other awards at the FMI Connect show in Chicago on June 11, 2014.
“We could not be more excited about the Social Media Farmer of the Year Award. It is a collaborative effort by all sides of the plate to provide recognition to one of the many farmers and ranchers who work on a daily basis to decrease the gap from field to fork,” stated AgChat Foundation President, Jeff VanderWerff.
“Our sponsors are leaders in the industry and understand how social media has changed the fabric of how we communicate and how we do business,” says Phil Lempert, editor of Food Nutrition & Science, the primary award sponsor. “Farmers that use social media for business purposes can see the benefits personally and for the overall industry. We’re proud to honor their innovation.”
More farmers are turning to social media to help sell their products, but also speaking directly to end users about their farming practices and the origin of their food.
A panel of global business, media and food and farming industry leaders will evaluate all entries and the overall winner will be selected based on innovation and success in the use of social media for business purposes.
The Social Media of the Year Award is also being sponsored by Monsanto (www.Monsanto.com), Bolthouse Farms (www.BolthouseFarms.com), National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (www.NCFC.org), and AgWired.com(www.AgWired.com).
To nominate a farmer or rancher or for more information please visit: http://www.foodnutritionscience.com/2014award/.