National Agvocacy 2.0 Conference

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This week I’ll be attending the 2013 National Agvocacy 2.0 Conference in Charlotte, NC. It has been fun to see the excitement build for the farmers and everyone who will be attending. For many it will be there first event of this kind. My ticket is printed and so are my boarding passes! On Friday I will be sharing a …

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Join #TeamAgChat

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It’s team building time for the AgChat Foundation. Have you joined the team yet? If you’re active on Twitter then follow or use #TeamAgChat to help the organization reach it’s goal this week of raising $10,000. The #TeamAgChat event is live and will conclude on June 28. I got my donation taken care of and hope you will too. If …

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Last Call to Apply for 2013 Agvocacy 2.0 Conference

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Today is your last day to send in an application for the coolest conference on how to agvocate – the 2013 National AgChat Agvocacy 2.0 Conference. Actually, it’s really the only conference all about agvocating! Can you believe this is the 4th Annual? And it’s going to be “the best ever.” During the Alltech International Symposium I spoke with @DairyCarrie …

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2013 Agvocacy 2.0 Conference Application Deadline

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The deadline is approaching fast for applications to the 2013 Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference. It’s going to be in Charlotte, NC, August 22-23. I visited with AgChat Foundation Executive Director, Emily Zweber, pictured second from right with our panel group from last week’s Farm Credit Idea Share. She told me about the application process and encourages farmer and ranchers to …

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Register Today for 2013 Agvocacy 2.0 Training

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Registration is open for the AgChat Foundation’s 2013 Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference. This year’s conference will be held August 22-23 at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you are wondering how you can share your passion for agriculture online with others, then this is a great opportunity to learn how to tell your farm or ranch story. Up …

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Happy 4th Birthday AgChat

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Happy 4th Birthday AgChat. That’s right. Four years of a weekly Twitter conversation about agriculture and food (FoodChat). Last night was a lively AgChat on the topic of “What’s needed in #socialmedia for #ag.” Our moderator was the very popular @cowartandmore who did a marvelous job. You can find the very first tweet here: Testing out #agchat…currently scheduled for Tuesdays …

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Activists Fail to Disrupt AgChat

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Last night’s AgChat topic was animal welfare. You can find some good information on animal welfare here. Apparently the animal rights activists got word of it and rallied their troops to try to disrupt the regular weekly conversation. In fact, the outreach coordinator at HSUS sent out an alert which I saw a copy of . It was pathetic to …

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AgChat Foundation Unveils New Website

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The AgChat Foundation is happy to announce a newly designed website. Special thanks to Charleston|Orwig for assisting the organization on this project. In case you’re wondering how the AgChat Foundation benefits agriculture, read this. An engaged community. A collective voice. A chance for agriculture to work together for the common good. The ability to touch millions of people who may …

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Giving #FoodThanks Time

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This week marks the third annual AgChat #Foodthanks celebration, a time to reflect on the blessing of all the food choices we have in this nation. Farmers, ranchers, processors, butchers, bakers, chefs, grocers, truckers and more all make it possible for us to have healthy food on plates. Today and tomorrow in particular, AgChat encourages you to show your #Foodthanks …

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The Agricultural Power of We

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Today is Blog Action Day. The topic is “The Power of We.” I am going to take that to mean the power of the agricultural community. It is made up of all the farmers who grow the crops and raise the livestock we need to feed ourselves. It is also made up of everyone else in the food chain from …

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