Agvocates On Way Home

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The 2013 National Agvocacy 2.0 Conference has come to a close and another group of passionate, trained agvocates are on their way home for some needed rest before continuing to tell stories from their farms. I’ve attended several of these conferences and they keep getting bigger and better. Last night we had some great social activity during the “traditional” swap …

Ag Group, AgChat, Social Networking

AgChat Foundation Training New Agvocates

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The 2013 National Agvocacy 2.0 Conference is underway in Charlotte, NC. We’ve got a new crop of agvocates in training mode today and tomorrow, over 100 of them! Our program is just underway with keynote speaker Jay Baer, author of Youtility, Why Smart Marketing is about Help not Hype. We’re going to explore conversations beyond the choir, look at some …

Ag Group, AgChat, Social Networking

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 …

Ag Day, AgChat

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 …

Ag Group, AgChat

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 …

Ag Group, AgChat, Audio

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 …

AgChat, Events, Social Media, Social Networking, Technology, Twitter

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 …

Ag Group, AgChat

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 …

Ag Group, AgChat