Graduate AgVocates 2015

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What a fine group of young agvocates ready to hit the interwebs and let people know more about where their food comes from. If you missed the 2015 AgChat Foundation Conference, don’t worry. There will be another one. In the meantime, what can you do to get involved? #AgChat & #FoodChat Conversations – Join us Tuesday evenings for #AgChat & …

AgChat, Social Media

Shannon Oleen Shares Tips and Tricks with #NAFB15

Kelly Marshall

Shannon Oleen recently shook up the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention with a little information about building your business and your brand.  As a business owner and a millennial herself, Oleen has a lot of experience connecting with customers and clients through online platforms, email marketing, and social media. “Communication is the fundamental piece for all of us …

Agribusiness, NAFB, Social Media, Technology

AgChat Cultivate & Connect Conference Two Weeks Away

Kelly Marshall

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

FFA Encourages Students to #SpeakAg

Kelly Marshall

The National FFA Organization is encouraging students to share how they are growing their knowledge of agriculture with a social media challenge entitled Members may participate by tweeting or instagraming a photo, video or story of how they are using knowledge gained in the classroom, from an SAE project or other FFA activity to inform their communities.  Once they’ve posted …

Ag Group, Contest, FFA, Social Media, Twitter

Viewpoints from @USFRA Food Dialogues

Lizzy Schultz

On Tuesday night, the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis was filled with conversation about agriculture at the fifth annual Food Dialogue, hosted by the US Farmers and Rachers Alliance(USFRA). The event featured seven very diverse panelists, highlighting the diverse ranges of expertise that exist within food production. Bill Gordon, fourth generation soybean farmer; Jen Haugen, a registered dietician formerly …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Farming, Food, Media, Nutrition, Social Media, USFRA

CNN Editor Discusses #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

2015 Ag Media Summit participants were fortunate to have the opportunity to attend three sessions given by Jan Winburn, senior editor for enterprise at CNN Digital and a writing coach with over 30 years of experience. She has coached writers that have gone on to win awards as prestigious as the Pulitzer Prize and the Ernie Pyle Award for human …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media, People, Public Relations, Social Media, Twitter

I’m a Farmer Video

Chuck Zimmerman

I got a heads up from the boys and girls of the 11,000 ha Bulla Burra farms in South Australia that they have put out a new parody video about the importance of farmers feeding the world (with some big machinery and bad singing thrown in!). 12 year old Aimee and the Bulla Burra team in the Northern Mallee region …

Farming, Social Media, Video

USFRA Sponsors Brownfield Cab Convos

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is sponsoring a second season of Cab Conversations with Brownfield Ag News. Each week, three U.S. farmers meet on Google+ Hangout from the cab of their tractors to share insights, challenges and tips relating to the planting season with host Meghan Grebner, Anchor/Reporter for Brownfield Ag News. “Brownfield’s Cab Conversations utilizes an innovative …

Farming, Media, Social Media, Social Networking, USFRA

College Aggies Online Engage to Advocate

Jamie Johansen

Zach Hollingsworth and Kaylynn Million are part of the Dairy Science Club at Oklahoma State University. Their club was honored at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit as the 1st place team in their College Aggies Online (CAO) competition. COA is an initiative of the Alliance that connects college students from across the country who are interested in promoting …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Social Media

#NAMA15 Special Appearance – Derek Klingenberg

Chuck Zimmerman

Stories from the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference continue as this week’s ZimmCast features a conversation by world famous farmer Derek Klingenberg. Derek made a surprise stage appearance during a general session as you can see from this photo. The only thing he told the audience was, “Shhh.” Then he sat down in his lawn chair and we watched his cattle serenade …

Animal Agriculture, Audio, Farming, NAMA, Social Media