Truffle Media Update for December 14, 2011, The Executive Director for the AgChat Foundation

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Marketing and Agriculture Posts To Help You

  1. Emily Zweber becomes 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.
  2. Publishing and Informing - While MS Excel or MS Access can absorb data and provides the tools to visualize it, both are not so great at publishing the the charts. Tableau Software offers a suite of tools to make publishing of data simple. For data that can be made public, there is Tableau Public, a free version of Tableau that bloggers and writers can use. An example: A chart with the AgChat/FoodChat Twitter conversations and the level of participation was published with Tableau Public.
  3. Seven steps you can take to keep your conference elevated throughout the year: - Conferences may only occur once a year but the conversations and presentations are still good after the event is over. Here are seven actions you can take to extend your conference throughout the year.
  4. SwineCast update: 2012 Pork Events Coming Up Soon - The Minnesota Pork Congress is January 18-19 in Minneapolis, MN, and the Iowa Pork Congress is January 25-26, in Des Moines, Iowa. The SwineCast Team will be there to discover the issues and experts.
  5. PoultryCast Audio: Will Farmland Go Higher? - Terry Feldheim of the Farm Credit Service of America highlights the support underpinning land prices at these levels.
  6. DairyCast Audio: It's The Economy, Silly! - Food prices are higher and the consumers are hunkering down.  What does it mean for U.S. agriculture and agricultural policy? Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist shares what is happening.

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