The moderator’s role is to creative a productive conversation, much as a professional facilitator guides a meeting to a specific point. The moderator uses @agchat or @foodchat to post guidelines at the beginning of the chat, announce the topic, pose the questions and sometimes asks for clarification. Both the topic and the questions are submitted by the community and the moderator then organizes the questions in preparation for the chat. Beginner moderators are provided with training and assisted during their first 2-3 chats, depending upon your comfort level.
Moderating is not about ego; it is about organizing a productive chat that creates new ideas, shares best practices, promotes collaboration and highlights opportunities. Moderators are selected by the AgChat Foundation board of directors. If you are interested in being considered for moderation, please begin the process by completing the form below. Thank you! For additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.