So Steve Jobs and a Dairy Farmer Walk Into a Bar….

Well, not really, but AgChat Foundation is trying to get farmer voices heard at a major computer technology conference and needs your help.

Imagine one of the country’s biggest computer technology events and all the major players are there — Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, etc. All of those companies send their “heavy hitters” to talk about how they are doing things differently and how they are pioneering social media uses. Now put one of us, or even better a panel of farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture and social media right in the center. You can help that vision become reality.

Agriculture is often under-represented and sometimes even mis-represented in public forums. We have an opportunity to change that at South by Southwest Interactive, one of the world’s leading Interactive conferences. The event will be held in Austin, Texas, from March 11th through the 15th, 2011. Voting for panels closes August 27th.

The AgChat Foundation team has submitted a proposal for a panel discussion called, Agvocacy 2.0: Adding a Human Voice to the Farm. A critical element in having that proposal accepted is having people vote for it and join the discussion surrounding the panel by posting insightful comments.” Source: AgChat » Blog Archive » SXSW Panel: We Need Your Vote!

Follow this link to find out how to vote!

Vote now! You can PERSONALLY help the voice of agriculture be heard.

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