AgChat Expands in the Western US

Kelly Marshall

AgChatThe third Wester Regional Agvacacy Conference will by hosted by the AgChat Foundation on February 19-20 in Reno, Nevada.  This event is expanding upon the efforts of the first two, held in Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington.  The AgChat Foundation provides high-quality training on advocacy to farmers and ranchers.  This upcoming session will continue to focus on delivering a broad array of sessions, creating stronger online relationships and improving consumer communication.

Attendees can expect the opportunity to learn from top agvocacy experts on topics such as planning farm-to-fork events, utilizing social media channels such as Instagram, Pinterest, and Periscope. Additionally, Emmy award winning director Conrad Weaver will provide instruction on the use of video in AgVocating. Conference participants will be able to view exciting clips from the new Thirsty Land film, which addresses drought conditions in the western U.S.

Register now, the early bird discount runs until January 20th, 2016. This will be the only sale offered.

“More than ever, farmers and ranchers in the west are facing water shortages and allocation, based on public perception. Sharing their stories accurately and authentically will assist in connecting consumers to the farm and a better understanding of the challenges they face,” says Jenny Schweigert, AgChat Foundation’s Executive Director.

This is a great opportunity for those wanting to learn to use social media platforms to tell their story and interact with consumers.  The conference will also provide new ideas and networking opportunities for those already involved in the efforts.

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