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Hugh Whaley - USFRA: Building trust in today’s agriculture


USFRA: Building trust in today’s agriculture - Hugh Whaley, General Manager, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

AgChat Foundation Receives Generous Support for 2011

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The AgChat Foundation received a generous award from Harvest PR & Marketing, Inc. for a second year in a row, through its Seed to Succeed nonprofit PR grant valued at $20,000.

"We remain committed to helping the AgChat Foundation spread its 'agvocacy' message to farmers and ranchers, as well as to the consumer public," says Heidi H. Nelson, principal of Harvest PR & Marketing, Minneapolis. "By extending our public relations support through 2011 and doubling our total commitment to the nonprofit, we will be able to build on the foundation's first-year successes."

This contribution will be used to continue the AgChat Foundation's mission of empowering farmers and ranchers to effectively tell their story using social media.

Sharing Their Story: Farmers Do Care

Chris ChinnClick to play audioChris Chinn, a Missouri swine producer, is deeply committed to sharing with consumers about how modern pork production works. She hopes that her participation on the March 13th Agvocacy 2.0 South by Southwest panel will help highlight that farmers do care and they have a single goal in mind; producing healthy food for their family and for other families as well.

Chris Chinn can be found on Twitter at @chrischinn and she has a video she wants everyone to see: the Truth about Modern Pork Production.

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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 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 0047 - Amanda Sollman provides a Spartan Ag student point of view on social media, marketing, and communications.

Spartan Ag student point of viewAmanda Sollman ( @sollmana), as a student gives her perspective on social media use in ag and in college. Time management and social media use is not an issue for her, she has figured out how to effectively leverage the tools to stay connected to various thought leaders and friends. This conversation is from the 2010 AgChat Foundation Agvocacy 2.0 Training, August 30-31, Chicago, IL, USA.

Truffle Media Update for September 1, 2010, What is Agvocacy 2.0?

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