Is ag becoming more “social”?

Published on: 16:18PM Aug 21, 2009
Internet and mobile technology have changed the way growers get information like weather, commodities, parts, sales, scouting reports and more. A University of Illinois article notes that new media offer ways to get information to you, but has this technology also changed the way you interact?
“Social media” like this blog community, Facebook, Twitter and others are growing rapidly. So what does that mean for how you do business? Solve problems? Make friends? Research inputs? Make recommendations? 

Are you “chatting” with others more than you (or your parents and landlords) did 10 or 15 years ago? For example, do you participate in Twitter’s weekly #agchat? Are you a fan of organizations like the National Corn Growers Association on Facebook? And how can industry add to those conversations?