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If you….#agnerd

First, some of you may be wondering; what is this #agnerd hashtag and where did it come from?

Definition

Agnerd (ag-nurd) nounSlang.  1. A person pursuing knowledge in technology, science and/or obscure facts who also has an interest in or actively participates in the agriculture community.  2. A mythical creature thought to only exist on social media networks.  3. A being that may be considered “unusual” by other people.

The term was first described by Chris Raines (@itweetmeat) and was brought to the mainstream by Kathy Swift (@cowartandmore). For more history, visit this post at agchat.org.

Since its inception, there have been many tweets and posts depicting an #agnerd in action. Here are a few that I came up with.

If you find yourself thinking about SEO while horseback or on a tractor, you might be a #agnerd Read more…

A Fork In The Road

#ACFC11 Participants, courtesy of @JPLovesCotton

Passion can be both an asset and a liability.

Let passion be your incentive to reach out, open your heart, build bridges, grow communities & nurture relationships.

Temper your passion to remain objective, receptive and inviting.

Take what you have learned over the past two days and take the next step on your Agvocate journey.

Nurture the new relationships you have formed here in Nashville.

Agvocacy is about working together as a team to reconnect the public to agriculture naturally.

Encourage curiosity, questions and dialogue. Read more…

Must Meet From SXSW

From an #agnerd perspective, SXSW was an amazing experience. It was a great opportunity to be able to be on the AgChat Foundation panel with Chris Chinn, Emily Zweber, Zach Hunnicutt and moderated by Marla Schulman. I took a little different approach to SXSW than most folks. Rather than trying to discover new hardware, software, applications or strategies, I went with the purpose of meeting and interacting with people. I have discovered that genuine and caring people are more often than not, associated with unique, beneficial and useful products and programs. Once again, this premise proved true. I would like to share a few of the people I was able to meet and speak with at SXSW and encourage you to look them up and check out what they have to offer and are involved in. Read more…

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