Tim Belstra - Opening the Barn Doors to Connect With Your Community

Opening the Barn Doors to Connect With Your Community - Tim Belstra, President, Belstra Milling Co., Inc., from the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.

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.

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 0038 - How AGCO connects with agriculture community using social media tools

AGCO use of social and new media to connect with customersSue Otten ( @AGCOcorp ) provides thoughts on how AGCO uses social and new media to connect with dealers, customers, and partners. Collecting and sharing stories using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube allows AGCO to provide a faster response to questions, comments and issues coming from the field.

AMC 0017 - Colin Johnson on Using New Media In Swine Practice -

Colin Johnson from chats with Ned Arthur on using new media in swine practice.

AMC 0016 - Kim Newsom, Editor, FFA New Horizons Magazine -

Kim Newsom, Editor of the FFA New Horizons Magazine, shares what the National FFA is doing with new media and social media to engage the 550,000 plus FFA members. Kim talks about the use of Twitter, Facebook, and FFA Nation, the FFA's online community exclusively for FFA members.

Community ... don't try to force it

I am at the New Media Expo, listening to Sunny Gault of L.A. New Media chat with Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf of Epic Fu.

Here are some thoughts:

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