We are now accepting applications for farmers/ranchers to join our team. We have limited space but would love for you to apply. “Ask the Farmers” was formed in August 2014 by farmers and ranchers to unite conversations about all forms of agriculture and amplify each other’s farm stories. It has been such a huge success, and recently the AgChat Foundation stepped in and offered to continue the project because it had become much too large of a task for the admins. The “Ask the Farmers” project as well as the AgChat Foundation are pro-farm and pro-food choice. We are seeking volunteers that also have the same shared values and support all farmers and ranchers.
We have an amazing group of volunteers that work well with each other and even more importantly, support each other. We are looking to increase our volunteer base to cover more consumer questions and concerns.
So what would you do as an “Ask the Farmers” volunteer?
- Help answer any consumer questions/concerns shared with our group that fit into your area of expertise.
- Contribute blog posts, either new content or blog posts from your own blog on askthefarmers.com to share your farm story on social media platforms.
- If you are on Instagram and/or Twitter there is an opportunity to share your farm story on the AgChat Foundation Instagram and Ask the Farmers Twitter platform. This is a great way to amplify your story and also help grow your own personal community. Bonus: You do not have to be on either platform to share your story on either platform. All you have to do is share with the admins some photos/captions and we can share them for you!
- You will also have the opportunity to share why you #AgVocate on the AgChat Foundation (Example post from one of our volunteers). This is certainly not a requirement to be part of the group, but an amazing opportunity to help inspire other farmers/ranches to speak up and tell their story.
One of the best reasons why you should join? You get to join an awesome “tribe” of farmer/ranchers AgVocates. You have a support system, you get to amplify your farm/ranch story and you get to be part of farmers and ranchers from all backgrounds setting aside any difference to promote agriculture.
If you are interested in joining and feel like you would be a great fit, please contact us.