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AMC 0057 - What Are Some Community Building Approaches?

Verge on IndianapolisMatt Hunckler ( @hunckler), one of the people behind Verge, formally the Indianapolis Hackers and Founders meetup group, touches on how media and in person events are used to bring people together to share and grow ideas.

While this conversation is not in the agriculture industry, Matt offers some community building approaches that easily can be used by those in ag.

AMC 0056 - How Do You Know Your Farmer?

Organic Valley Know Your Farmer CampaignEmily Zweber ( @ezweber) Emily Zweber Shares Story of Organic Valley Coop's Know Your Farmer Campaign.

AMC 0055 - Josh St. Peters, Pioneer Hi-Bred, engages customers much quicker with digital catalogs

Josh St. PetersJosh St. Peters ( @jstpeters) explains some of the approaches Pioneer Hi-Bred uses to connect with customers, partners, and interested groups. Mobile devices are key to shortening the cycle to get information to customers and educate FFA students. Josh also talks about the ever changing hardware/tools and how to work through those changes.

AMC 0054 - Tim Zweber, Zweber Farms, LLC, aims to educate consumers about agriculture

Zweber Farms, LLCTim Zweber ( @zweberfarms) uses social media to interact with customers on their organic milk and meat. Tim also mentions they want to educate consumers about agriculture. This conversation is from the 2010 AgChat Foundation Agvocacy 2.0 Training, August 30-31, Chicago, IL, USA.

AMC 0053 - Mark Gale, Charleston|Orwig, understands that Social/New Media is not a "checkoff" item

Mark Gale, Charleston|OrwigMark Gale ( @MarksKiosk), Charleston|Orwig, makes the observation that social and new media can not be a communications "check-off" item and companies need to make commitments in people, hours, and tools to successfully utilize the web.

AMC 0052 - Jeff Fowle on why ranchers and farmers need to use social media.

Ag RancherJeff Fowle ( @jefffowle), President of the Agchat Foundation, share thoughts on why ranchers and farmers use social media. This conversation is from the 2010 AgChat Foundation Agvocacy 2.0 Training, August 30-31, Chicago, IL, USA.

AMC 0051 - Drew Bender on social media in high school ag programs.

Ag EducatorDrew Bender ( @drewbender), Livestock and Crop Farmer, Agricultural Education Instructor, on social media in high school ag programs. This conversation is from the 2010 AgChat Foundation Agvocacy 2.0 Training, August 30-31, Chicago, IL, USA.

AMC 0050 - Kelliann Blazek on using social media in state government agriculture programs.

Ag JournalistKelliann Blazek ( @kellblazek), shares thoughts on using social media in state government agriculture programs. This conversation is from the 2010 AgChat Foundation Agvocacy 2.0 Training, August 30-31, Chicago, IL, USA.

AMC 0049 - Charles Wildman, Ohio Pork Producer, on why farmers need to be using social media tools.

Charles Wildman ( @standingoaks), as an Ohio pork producer and crop farmer, offers straight forward suggestions on utilizing social media tools in agriculture and why it is important to do so. This conversation is from the 2010 AgChat Foundation Agvocacy 2.0 Training, August 30-31, Chicago, IL, USA.

AMC 0048 - Tricia Braid provides concrete Ag examples of change via social media

AgchickTricia Braid ( @agchick), Director of Communications for the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, provides concrete examples of how social media tools can effect a change in how people perceive agriculture. Social media time management tip: "It has to be the thing you are interested in; find the topic that gets you hooked and the time wouldn't matter. Stick with what does and forget the rest." This conversation is from the 2010 AgChat Foundation Agvocacy 2.0 Training, August 30-31, Chicago, IL, USA.
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