Truffle Media Update for August 13, 2010, Post-Ag Media Summit

Truffle Media Networks brings focused agricultural conversations to agri-business professionals across the beef, dairy, poultry, swine, and crop industries. Learn more how Truffle Media Networks can help you connect with agri-professionals.

Marketing Posts To Help You

  1. Wrap-up: Ag Media Summit - The Ag Media Summit was held July 24 - 28, 2010 in St. Paul, Minnesota. There were many great ideas shared and conversations had. Here is a digital snippet from the event.
  2. CSAs, Farmers' Markets, and Farmer Connections to Restaurants - Consumers can be fickle. Knowing what they like and how they will react to food and its production can be a bit crazy at times. This conversation and resource page can help understand some of the consumer views and needs.
  3. Internet Trends 2010 - This is a great presentation with information to help you understand where the Internet and people are going.
  4. Email Is Not Dead - Repeat: Email is not going away but must be smartly integrated within a set of other channels, like social media, mobile devices, blogs, and traditional media.

You Need To Know: Agricultural Stories Being Told

  1. Audio: Who Is The Food Truck Movement in Minneapolis? - Chef Shack Of Course! Lisa Carlson, Co-Founder of Chef Shack, shares her food and thoughts on the food truck movement in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Much of the success of Chef Shack is from perseverance, the willingness to explore for new food ideas, and having friends / partners like the Mill City Farmers Market and the City of Minneapolis to support the efforts.
  2. What Are Agriculture Extensions? - The USA agriculture extension services are an outreach program of land grant universities that can be engaged to help with various farm, business, and family issues.
  3. Family Farm, Family Business - Running a business with family members can be tough. But if you take time to plan, educate, listen, and lead, the rough edges that can come from running an operation with relatives can be smoothed over. This resource page contains information and helpful discussion on family and business.
  4. Looking For A Job In Agriculture? - The outlook for agriculture employment is good. Several resources and tools can assist you in discovering agriculture job and career opportunities.

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