Truffle Media Update for September 15, 2011, College Aggies Online is Back! And PR firms must change too.

The Truffle Media team will be traveling to the Leman Swine Conference, the World Dairy Expo, and the Antibiotic Use in Food Animals symposium. Will you be near these events? Send us a note and maybe we can meet up!
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Marketing and Agriculture Posts To Help You

  1. Is this conference worth it? - Chris Penn, Awaken Your Superhero, posted a great observation about how conferences should be viewed when asking if the conference is worth it or not.
  2. What is the Food Dialogues Town Hall? - The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has a town hall setup for Sept 22. Ask questions and watch on Facebook or on Twitter with #FoodD. This event will feature a series of panelists, sharing ideas and discussing food issues Americans say they have the most questions about.
  3. PR firms must change too - Public relations firms are being crunched by the economy. Many are facing competition from other PR firms that recently laid off staff: those staff are now freelancers that can do the same work without the old overhead.
  4. College Aggies Online is Back! - College Aggies Online is an initiative of the Animal Agriculture Alliance to connect college students from across the country who are interested in promoting agriculture. Participants receive training and instructions from industry professionals and enjoy access to a private forum to post information about current and emerging issues facing farmers and ranchers.
  5. SwineCast Audio: How Should Our Industry Reach Out To Consumers? Colorado State's Dr. Temple Grandin believes handling procedures have improved dramatically over the past decade but harbors concern for the 10% of handlers that shouldn't be near animals.
  6. DairyCast Audio: Economy, Exports and Impact? Dr. Chris Hurt, Purdue University, looks at the impact world economic uncertainty is having on U.S. exports, and why we should see less volatility in the years to come in our feed grain markets.
  7. PoultryCast Audio: Leading Latinos Into Leadership - Consultant Orlando Gil discusses his recent post, "Acres of Diamonds", and updates the industry on opportunities to supplement your management team via the Latino workforce.

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