November 25th, 2014 – AgChat on #FoodThanks

AgChat on #FoodThanksWhat Do You Do To Help? The holidays are times when focus on hunger, support, and just plain helping is greatest. This #AgChat looks at the ideas behind #FoodThanks, what people are doing, and generating ideas for people to grasp and run with.
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May 6th, 2014 – AgChat on Social Media, Ag, & Food: Open Mic

AgChat on Social Media, Ag, & Food: Open MicBeing Social in Agriculture Farmers & ranchers need to be social to stay in tune with what people are saying. With technology comes the ability to get out beyond the local coffee hangout and learn more about other people out there. This AgChat looks at some of the questions people have about telling stories, learning about food, and staying active in the ag and food conversations on and off line.
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April 29th, 2014 – AgChat on Severe Weather

April 29th, 2014 – AgChat on Severe WeatherAre You Ready For Severe Weather? Weather is a fact of life for agriculture. At times the weather is helpful (water is required at times) but severe weather complicates the business of running a farm: protect you, family, the animals, and the business all comes into play. What do you do to live through and then work through bad weather? This AgChat conversation covers the issues and approaches.
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March 18th, 2014 – FoodChat on Food Labels

FoodChat on Food Labels What Is On Your Food Label? Food labels offer help in understanding food nutrition, health impacts, freshness, and storage. Marketing also plays a part on the food label, helping advertise the ideas of organic, natural, or fresh. In the US, the Nutrition Facts label is being updated to reflect consumer demands on wanting to know more about their food. This FoodChat conversation looks at some of the issues and concerns plus offers thoughts on the food label future.
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March 11th, 2014 – AgChat on Water, Water, Water

AgChat on Water, Water, WaterFeeling High and Dry? In many parts of the US, water is taken for granted. But there are concerns about the future “easy access” to water. In the last few years the concerns about water for agriculture have gained national prominence, mainly through the news about fires and lack of hay for cattle. This AgChat conversation shares some thoughts on what farmers and ranchers are doing to take on the challenges the lack of water brings.
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