Emily Zweber (@ezweber ) will become the AgChat Foundation's first executive director. The nonprofit AgChat Foundation (ACF) educates and equips farmers with the skills needed to effectively tell their story on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media services.
Zweber, an organic dairy farmer from Elko, Minn., will focus on furthering ACF's mission of connecting farmers to diverse audiences via social media platforms. She also will provide day-to-day management oversight and fundraising support.
"Emily uses social media every day on the family farming operation, so she’s a great choice for this position," says Darin Grimm (@kansfarmer), ACF president. "What began as an all-volunteer outcropping of an agricultural social media movement is growing into a professionally managed organization. Having Emily on board is a real boost."
AgChat and FoodChat topics by date, with a ranking count related to the number of participants and their tweets. This is mainly to show how conversations rate in terms of participation and compare them to other conversations in the series.
Ag and Food To Consumers? How can we best move from preaching to the choir (ag) to preaching to the Masses? Who (non ag) do you follow, related to food & its connection to agriculture? This AgChat conversation gets to the core of the gap between the 2% that grow the food and the 98% who don't. How can those in agriculture make a connection to share their story?
AgChat Open Topics How can you turn a negative ag news story into a positive conversation with others? Is portable, electric, tether, or hardwire best for grazing? For which situation/acreage is which most natural? These and other open topics wer part of this Agchat convo.
Farm Risk What are the risks in farming? How do you plan for a transition of family farm assets? These and other questions about the risks in farming operations are discussed in this AgChat conversation.
World Water DayAgChat and BioChat combined on the topic of water. Life cannot survive without water. The issues of access to clean, safe, affordable water will continue to be a leading topic for a long time. Learn more about the issues and possible approaches to solutions from these two World Water Day conversations: AgChat and BioChat.
Impacts of Rural Crime? Crime does occur on the farm. How does this impact operations? What are the efforts to reduce rural crime? This Agchat discussion shares the issues and ideas on reducing this type of crime.
Are You Sowing Social Media Seeds? Those in agriculture are using social media to help share their story about food, fuel, fiber, and farms. What are some of the experiences and lessons being discovered? How can you improve your social media workflow?