There’s new leadership on The Mushroom Council. Today Sec. of Ag Johanns announced some appointments.
There’s some new people on the Hass Avocado Board thanks to Sec. Johannes. I thought you might want to know.
Want to know what’s in the foods you eat? USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Food Survey Research Group (say that 3 times real fast) just introduced a new online search tool today that let’s you find out all the food ingredient information you could ask for. It’s called “What’s In The Foods You Eat.” You can run it online or download the search tool to your computer.
Have you heard about Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendel? I would find it hard to believe you haven’t. Unless he’s wasting a lot of public relations dollars. Here’s the latest from the PA Gov today:
The corn and soybean harvest is in full swing and I know that’s important to many of you, especially if you’re trying to reach a grower.
How many of you know Allan Johnson? Congratulate him for his new role at USDA!!
This morning Senate Ag Committee Chairman Saxby Chambliss, with the help of his very capable communications director, Keith Williams, held a technologically advanced press conference with farm reporters. Using a chat room for reporters to sign on and ask questions and a live internet audio feed, Senator Chambliss addressed a number of questions related to congressional activities in light of the hurricane disaster.
If you’ve ever wondered who Alice In Dairyland is then wonder no more. Maybe you’ve never even thought about it either but now you’ll be in the know.
I know you probably get tired of hearing me talk about farmers and the internet but I think there’s a lot of ag communications folks out there who just aren’t “getting it” yet. In fact, I dare say there’s almost a resistance to using new internet technologies to reach farmers and the ag community. Part of it is a lack of knowledge by the people doing the agrimarketing! That’s why professional development opportunities like NAMA Boot Camp are so important. But I would encourage all agrimarketers to go to other types of professional development opportunities as well.