AgChat Foundation – 5 Years of Agvocacy

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, AgChat

While many of you are heading to KC, MO for the NAFB Convention there are some hard working agvocates gathered in Nashville for the annual AgChat Cultivate & Connect Conference. Many of the early attendees have now become the teachers of tomorrow’s active agvocates. The AgChat Foundation strives to bring farmers, ranchers, agribusiness professionals and educators the best of the …

Ag Group, AgChat

AgChat Cultivate & Connect Conference Two Weeks Away

Kelly Marshall AgChat, Events, Social Media

The 2015 Cultivate & Connect AgChat National Conference is just around the corner.  Taking place in just two weeks, November 9-10 in Nashville, TN, this event will help you effectively share your message in a world of constant misperceptions. With the online world allowing anyone to be an “expert” how do you build bridges with consumers?  Veteran Digital marketer Christopher …

AgChat, Events, Social Media

Agvocating for a Thirsty Land

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, AgChat, Audio, Water, ZimmCast

Conrad Weaver just announced a collaboration with the AgChat Foundation on his latest documentary project, Thirsty Land. The AgChat Foundation is the in-kind “Fiscal Sponsor” and fundraising partner of “Thirsty Land” film. The Foundation will provide fundraising support as a 501c3 non-profit organization, enabling Weaver to receive grants, and other tax-deductible donations for the film project. Weaver is launching a …

Ag Group, AgChat, Audio, Water, ZimmCast

AgChat & Valent are #Relentless

Chuck Zimmerman AgChat, Agribusiness, Contest

The newest sponsor of the AgChat Foundation, Valent, is running a contest called “Relentless As You.” It’s easy to enter by submitting a 100 word essay & a pic and you may provide your community $1K! One of our newest sponsors, Valent U.S.A. Corporation wants to honor YOU! They have launched the “Relentless As You” initiative which aims to recognize …

AgChat, Agribusiness, Contest

AgChat’s Agvocacy Conference Heads Back to Northwest

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgChat, Education

Do to popular demand, the AgChat Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Agvocacy Conference in Spokane, WA. The training for farmers and ranchers will take place April 27-28, 2015 and registration will open February 9 with an early bird discount. Since the inception of the Foundation in 2010, the mission has been to provide training to as …

Ag Group, AgChat, Education

AgChat National Collegiate Congress

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgChat, Communications

In the world of agricultural communications and public relations, training and preparation are key. Unfortunately, many students today don’t have access to the training necessary to become great communicators. The AgChat Foundation has been working for years to help build the next generation of agricultural advocates. This January AgChat Foundation is hosting the first Collegiate Congress, a conference for college-aged …

Ag Group, AgChat, Communications

12 Days of Christmas Sale for Collegiate Congress

Chuck Zimmerman AgChat, Education

There is a 12 Days of Christmas Sale going on courtesy of the AgChat Foundation. This is for the January National Collegiate Congress. Maybe this would be a great gift for the budding agvocate in your life! Here are some details: The National Collegiate Congress is a social media and agvocacy training workshop scheduled for January 17, 2015 at Dow …

AgChat, Education

30 Days of Agvocacy and Social Media

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, AgChat, Social Media, Social Networking

Speaking of the AgChat Foundation . . . Thanks to a heads up from Charleston Orwig, I see that the AgChat Foundation has started their first “30 Days” series. This is inspired by a series started by Holly Spangler of Farm Progress. For our first series, we’ll be talking about 30 Days of Agvocacy and Social Media – Join us …

Ag Group, AgChat, Social Media, Social Networking

2015 AgChat Foundation National Collegiate Congress

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, AgChat

The AgChat Foundation has announced the 2015 National Collegiate Congress. This social media and agvocacy workshop is scheduled for January 17, 2015 at the Dow AgroSciences headquarters in Indianapolis. There will be an optional tour of Fair Oaks Farms on January 18. Approximately 165 students are expected to attend. The goal of the workshop is to challenge college students who …

Ag Group, AgChat

AgChat Foundation’s New Executive Director

Cindy Zimmerman AgChat

Jenny Schweigert is the new full time executive director for the AgChat Foundation. Schweigert will focus on advancing ACF’s mission by leading the fundraising campaigns that will support new workshops, educational series, and conferences, like the 2014 Cultivate & Connect Conference. She will also work with the ACF’s Board of Directors to build broad awareness of ACF across agriculture and …