Sunday 13th March, 2011
5:00pm to 6:00pm
You probably don't farm. But you do eat. How do we bridge the communication gap between the 2% of the population who are farmers, and the remaining 98% of people? Technology. The AgChat Foundation is working to end the divide between agricultural producers and the public by training farmers and advocates, developing strategic "agvocacy" campaigns, analyzing data, and funding scholarships. It's all part of helping everyone understand the production of food, fiber, and fuel in its many faces and how technology is changing everything.
The panel will consist of various leaders from the AgChat community, most of which are family farmers. Discussion will focus on the AgChat community: how it was built; its unusual diversity, including people, groups and ideologies sometimes otherwise not in agreement; how it grew beyond its basis in Twitter to other social media platforms; some typical discussion topics; and how the AgChat Foundation functions to equip farmers and ranchers with the tools to be credible online voices.
Complete program details can be found at www.agchat.org.
Conservative, Christian, rancher, farmer, cattle, horses, hay, animal welfare specialist, Agvocate, husband & father bio from Twitter
My family and I turn sun, rain, soil, and seed into corn, popcorn, and soybeans in south-central Nebraska, and my wife and I have two kids. bio from Twitter
Mom of 3-wife to @zweberfarms-Dairy farmer-Cookbook hoarder-@NPR junky-Executive Director @agchatfound-Opinions are my own bio from Twitter
#ChiefIdeasOfficer #BuzzMaker #BrandAmbassador #Influencer #Connector #StartUpCheerleader #Wine #Travel #Photography #Soccer #1Mom2babymen3pups bio from Twitter
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