Next week I’ll be headed to the 2011 AgChat Foundation Conference!
I can’t wait to meet all my twitter friends in person and network with some of the country’s most dedicated agriculture advocates.
Yesterday, I realized that I had missed the memo on an “unofficial” ACFC function that my twitter buddy Janice Person came up with.
In a recent blog post, Janice shared an idea for an ACFC swap meet, saying:
“Let’s plan ahead and bring a few things from home that we think people should know about where we’re from.”
“We could do this like Olympic athletes trade pins, by bringing fun things from home we can trade around with others at #ACFC11.”
If the comments on Janice’s post are any indication, many ACFC participants will be bringing items to swap.
I’ve been so busy lately, I’ve gotten behind on my blog reading and completely missed this post until yesterday when a couple of folks on twitter were discussing what they were going to bring.
And that’s when it hit me, I bet a lot of my readers that are going to ACFC aren’t active twitter users and probably don’t read Janice’s blog!
Don’t get me wrong, we write about very different aspects of agriculture, but that’s part of why I enjoy reading her blog so much!
While I’m writing about pigs and cattle, Janice is sharing photos from her latest trip and telling stories about her nieces and nephews.
And I can’t forget cotton! After all, her twitter handle and blog url are both “JP Loves Cotton!”
I’ve learned a lot about fiber production from reading her posts and can attest to the fact that she can help even the most cotton clueless understand the industry better.
Even if you’re a diehard livestock person like me, I really encourage you to check out her posts.
More importantly, start brainstorming on something you can bring to ACFC to represent your area!