The AgChat Foundation will host the 2016 Western Regional Agvocacy conference in Reno, NV, February 19-20. The event will once again deliver a diverse selection of sessions focusing on strengthening online relationships while fostering offline communications with consumers.
The conference will open with New Mexico native, Matt Rush who will share his passion to share his story in an effort to remain viable, valuable and visible. Rush is the former CEO of the New Mexico Farm Bureau and previously served on American Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agriculture Board of Directors.
Specific to western U.S. agricultural challenges, issues such as the drought, land management and labeling will be addressed through consumer and agvocacy panels. The agvocacy panel, “AgVocating Through A Drought,” will offer experiences from Western Canal Water District Special Projects Manager, Anjanette Shadley, northern California cattle rancher, Meg Brown and Nevada sheep rancher, Mike Compston.
“The AgChat Foundation was established in an effort to connect farmers and ranchers so that they may share their experiences as agriculture advocates,” says AgChat Foundation executive director, Jenny Schweigert. “Attendees of this event are dealing with a powerful set of circumstances. It is more important than ever for folks to connect with consumers and initiate a healthy dialogue. I believe we have assembled an experience which will offer tools and networking opportunities to foster consumer relationships.”
The event will also feature Emmy award-winning director, Conrad Weaver as he discusses the upcoming Thirsty Land documentary set for release in May.
Early bird registration closes January 21st and provides a discount of $30. For additional information, visit http://reno.agchat.rocks.