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Happy Birthday #agchat

“A conversation about ag”, not in person, but on the internet.  Twitter, no less.  I was skeptical at first when reading of #agchat, and at that time hashtags were the least of my worries as I was just trying to figure out how to tweet.  I remember watching the first few conversations and thinking wow, this works, no facial expressions, no body language, just a forum to discuss the ins, outs, good, bad, new, old, trendy, tried, true, experimental, organic, conventional, genetically modified, local, large, small, diversified, specialized, organized, unorganized, independent ways of agriculture with consumers and other producers!!!

Here we are a year later and that first little tweet about having a conversation has turned into a one celebration of the AgChat Foundation, a continuing discussion held every Tuesday evening, offshoots of it all over twitter, and a group of people who have a passion for telling the story of ag and the belief that empowering others in ag to tell their story is one of their most important missions.

I was fortunate enough to attend the first conference in Chicago last August and came away more sure of myself than ever that our “Farm Story” needed to be told.  I also came away knowing that I am an #agnerd, although, not as much as others!

I hope you all take a look at the #agchat website and gain an understanding of where it is going and what is happening.  I have gotten to know many of the founders through twitter, facebook, etc. and have met them in person at the conference.  Although we all have met only once in person, or maybe a few times at most, we have been united by a common cause which is to do the right thing for agriculture, and tell our stories.  I have said it before and I will say it again.  Who is telling your Farm Story?

Happy birthday #AgChat!

Guess What It Is #3

Here is the third item for National Ag Week.  Enter your guess in the comments on our Blog and I will post the answer tomorrow sometime.  For a bonus, see if you can name the attachment on the front of the machine and what crop or crops it is used for.

Guess What This Is #2

In celebration of National Ag Week I am asking you all to explain what piece of equipment is in the picture.  Today is National Ag Day.  The county where we live in Nebraska mirrors our state in that Animal agriculture is our largest industry.  It is responsible for 1 out of every 3 jobs in our area.

To guess, please respond on the blog with the year it was produced and the make and model.  Happy National Agriculture Day and good luck with your guesses!

Guess What This Is

Alright, here is the first piece of equipment for National Agriculture Week.  Comment on this post with your guess as to what this is.  I will approve all posts tommorrow sometime, so you will not see your comment or anyone else’s until then.  As you can see, we got a nice little snowfall last night also.

To make this more educational, I will add a detailed description of the item tomorrow including the cost of the equipment to give everyone an idea of how capital intensive agriculture has become.  Good Luck!

National Agriculture Week

This week is National Agriculture Week.  Tuesday of this week is National Ag Day.  In celebration of this week, I will be posting pictures of equipment on our farm, both historic, and modern.  Please enter a guess as to what it is as a comment on our blog.  I will approve all of the posts the day after you all enter them and we will have a good laugh at all of the responses.  Please do not be afraid to respond as this is supposed to be educational for those of you who are not close to agriculture, or maybe we are involved in a different type of agriculture.

Make sure you take a look at the fun farm facts as we celebrate this week.  In my county here in Nebraska, agriculture is directly and indirectly responsible for 1 out of every 3 jobs.  Animal agriculture is the largest economic sector of our economy in both our county and the State of Nebraska.  Happy National Agriculture Week!