I'd like to receive Agvocacy 2.0 training to make me a better agricitizen locally. Locally, statewide, nationally, and globally, the average citizen is undereducated about agriculture, and with the use of social media, I can educate and inform the world about the importance of agriculture.
I have over 2,000 friends on both Facebook and Twitter. Using these two forms of social media, I can (and have) used my pages to educate many people with the use of a blog, a newspaper article, a YouTube video, or an informative tweet. One post can make a difference to change people's lives. Agvocacy 2.0 can give me a platform to create my own blog. I envision using this blog to assist farm wives and widows to make decisions about the farm and the farm family. I'd like to educate them in the questions that don't get asked until the farmer is incapacitated or dies (e.g., farm leases, USDA rules and regulations, estates and power of attorney, etc.). This program can be a platform for education, information and change.
In 2012, my world was turned upside down when my husband suddenly died of cancer. I was suddenly the CEO of a 150-acre cattle and tobacco farm. I found out that I was woefully undereducated and uninformed. Thankfully, I learned fast. I'd like to educate people (especially women) via social media on what to do, what questions to ask, and where to go to learn about their farms and farming operations.
UPDATE (Aug. 26): The contest has now ended. Thank you for voting for your favorite. Congratulations to the winner of the 2013 AgChat Scholarship, Anna Leigh Peek.