Register Today for 2013 Agvocacy 2.0 Training

Jamie Johansen

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 …

Events, Social Media, Social Networking, Technology

Most Important Word in Social Media: Why

John Davis

“Everyone” has a Facebook page (or Twitter account or LinkedIn page, etc.), but is it the right social media decision? That’s the question Steve Hershberger, principal and co-founder of the social media company ComBlu, posed during one of the breakout sessions at the 2013 Agri-Marketing Conference recently in Kansas City. “One of my favorite tools in my toolbox is the …

Audio, Media, NAMA, Social Media

ZimmComm Agri-Blogging Internship Application

Talia Goes

ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for students in the agricultural communications field to attend and learn how to “agri-blog” some of the most important industry events held every year. The opportunities will include all-expense paid trips to one or more industry events where students will assist in the compiling of photos, audio and video and posting of activities …

Agribusiness, Social Media, ZimmComm Announcement

Get Your FarmOn

Chuck Zimmerman

Hey folks let’s FarmOn! Now, I know that’s not real easy these days, especially for young people who want to get started. Here’s an organization that’s trying to help. The FarmOn Foundation is compiling a number of online resources while also conducting social media awareness campaigns like #FARMVOICES. We’ll learn all about it in this week’s program. I had a …

Ag Groups, Audio, Farming, Social Media, Social Networking, ZimmCast

FarmOn and Make Your #FarmVoices Heard

Chuck Zimmerman

This April 22 a group of young agricultural enthusiasts want you to FarmOn. The organization is inviting farmers and consumers to connect through the power of social media. Farmers are asked to post a photo and a thought to Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter about their experience as a farmer, attaching the hashtag #FARMVOICES. Let your picture/post answer one of the …

Ag Groups, Farming, Social Media, Social Networking

Farm Shorts Wants To Help Tell Farm Stories

Chuck Zimmerman

A growing number of agvocates are learning how to use today’s social media platforms and that includes YouTube. How many of you farmers have given this a try? Here’s a story about a new initiative to showcase sustainable farms and farmers. Of course most farmers are sustainable. Otherwise they wouldn’t be able to stay in business. What do you think …

Farming, Social Media, Social Networking, Video

Commodity Classic Launches App

Jamie Johansen

The 18th Annual Commodity Classic has launched their first-ever mobile app for this year’s event in Kissimmee, Fl. The app will allow attendees to access information, receive messages and engage in social media from their smart phones and tablets. You can even make your own schedules, take notes, lookup session and event times and navigate with maps. Visit to …

Apps, Commodity Classic, Corn, Events, Grains, Social Media, sorghum, Soybean, Wheat

God Made Farmer Spoofs

Cindy Zimmerman

The Dodge Ram Truck “God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl commercial has already topped 10 million views and spawned more than a dozen parodies. This one is funny – “So God Made Farmville.” Another “spoof” on the commercial was not so funny. “God Made a Factory Farmer” posted on “Funny or Die” was kind of snarky, actually – and so …

Farming, Social Media, Video

Learn, Laugh, & Lead at 2013 CCA Bootcamp

Jamie Johansen

The Cooperative Communications Association’s 2013 Professional Development workshop will be here before you know it. Register by January 11 to attend the CCA Bootcamp held January 29th & 30th in Bloomington, IL. Be sure to pack your tools of the trade including camera and/or video camera to fine tune skills in web design, photography, videography & social media. The world …

Agribusiness, Events, Photography, Social Media