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Chasing Windmills

With recent aspersions cast on the AgChat Foundation, by a few, I felt inclined to address some of the questions that some may have, who are not familiar with the Foundation and how it was started. I also could not help but recall the following lines from Don Quixote:

Don Quixote: Dost not see? A monstrous giant of infamous repute whom I intend to encounter.
Sancho Panza: It’s a windmill.
Don Quixote: A giant. Canst thou not see the four great arms whirling at his back?
Sancho Panza: A giant?
Don Quixote: Exactly.

The AgChat Foundation’s mission is to empower farmers and ranchers to share their stories through social media platforms. It is our objective to help teach individuals how to utilize technology to share their personal story with the public.

When the Foundation was created, several key issues were agreed upon. First, the Foundation recognized the importance of individuals sharing their own story. Second, the Foundation recognized the importance of building bridges between growers and consumers so that the public could have a direct line to those that grow their food, fiber, fuel and shelter. Third, the Foundation recognized the importance of being inclusive to all commodities and all production methods; that a diverse agriculture that provides choices for consumers is essential. Read more…

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