World Dairy Expo Tweet Up

Cindy Zimmerman

Some of the Twitter-heads attending World Dairy Expo met up for a Tweet Up on Thursday afternoon at the Media Room. Organized by Twitter AgChat moderator Michele Payn-Knoper, the Tweet Up allowed fellow tweeps to get together and discuss technical and agricultural issues. If you have not ever participated in AgChat, it takes place on Tuesday nights from 8-10 pm …

AgChat, Twitter, World Dairy Expo

AgChat Tweetup at Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

Hey AgChat fans. We had a tweetup today in the Country Financial tent this afternoon and many of us who have only communicated via Twitter got to meet face to face for the first time. Here’s most of our group. What is AgChat? Learn more by visiting AgChat or looking back through post via Twitter Search. AgChat was started by …

AgChat, Farm Progress Show

AgChat at Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’re going to the Farm Progress Show and you have never participated in AgChat, the weekly Twitter conversation/community for agriculture, then you’re going to have several chances to learn more about it. AgChat will be on display along with all the latest products and services. AgChat is for farmers, in fact for anyone involved in providing food, fuel, feed …

AgChat, Farm Progress Show

AgChat Summary

Chuck Zimmerman

If you weren’t able to participate in last night’s AgChat session via Twitter then you missed a good one. The topic was going to be bioenergy but that got moved to next week in favor of a focus on how agriculture is portrayed in the mainstream media in light of a recent article in Time Magazine and an opinion piece …

AgChat

AgChat Summary

Chuck Zimmerman

Another AgChat session is in the can. This time the focus was on food safety. You can follow back through the conversation via Twitter. Here’s the questions that were posed. Q1 via @agriblogger Is it reasonable to expect that government can guarantee #food safety? #farm #agchat Q2 Via @TruffleMedia What will Food Safety Modernization Act ’09 do for consumers and …

AgChat

CNN.com and The Twittering Farmer

Chuck Zimmerman

CNN.com has a nice story by John D. Sutter that covers how farmers are communicating today with their smartphones and Twitter. He spoke with my main man Steve Tucker, Nebraska farmer and Any Kleinschmidt, Ohio State University Extension Agriculture Educator and Assistant Professor and yours truly and also mentions AgChat. Here’s an excerpt: As he rolls across the wheat fields …

AgChat, New Media, Social Networking

AgChat Summary

Chuck Zimmerman

I enjoyed another great AgChat session tonight. This time the focus was on Food, Inc. the movie. You can follow back through the conversation via Twitter. It was obvious that most of us participating haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet but you can watch the trailer and read around their website or get the associated book to …

AgChat

AgChat Summary

Chuck Zimmerman

After missing it the last couple weeks I got to participate in tonight’s AgChat session on animal ag via Twitter. Here’s the questions posed. Q1: Should we have a #farmfact and/or #foodfact day each week? Which day & which tag best for educating non-ag? Q2: Should NAIS be voluntary or mandatory? Why? Q3: Is it possible to be for MCOOL …

AgChat

AgChat Summary

Chuck Zimmerman

I missed AgChat last night but like you, I can review the discussion via Twitter Search. The subject was animal welfare and what agriculture can do to team up with allied industries and groups to create better understanding in the public and combat misinformation campaigns by extremist animal rights groups. Questions included: Q1: How can #agriculture work with groups such …

AgChat

Twitter Farming

Chuck Zimmerman

During the last couple weeks I’ve seen more growth in agricultural interests using Twitter than ever. I’m talking companies, agencies, farmers, ag media. This is a great sign. One of my favorite posts on Twitter yesterday started out, “Tweeting from tractor . . . ” Yes folks, your customers and members are there. Are you? If not, why not? I’d …

AgChat, Social Networking