Farmers from across the country will Twitter away on cover crops and no-till during next week's #AgChat., a conversation on Twitter focused on the high-interest topics. The social media conversation will take place Feb. 4 from 8 to10 p.m. eastern standard time.
A moderator will pose questions to Tweeters participating in #AgChat, who then can tweet their experiences with cover crops and no-till, or ask questions about the practices.
The questions that the moderator uses must be sent in beforehand. They'll be accepted until Feb. 3. To submit a question, send a message through Twitter to the AgChat Foundation (@agchat).
To participate, you must have a Twitter account. But you don't need one to view the conversation.
Each week, #AgChat features an agricultural topic, from agriculture advocacy to genetically modified organisms. Moderators pose questions to the audience, who begin a discussion on each one.
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Indiana's Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative and the national Conservation Technology Information Center will be participating in #agchat under @ccsi_in and @ctic_tweet.
To participate in the conversation, go to www.tweetchat.com and enter #agchat as the "room." The site http://twubs.com/agchat also can be used for tweeters familiar with the process of #agchat.
Don't have a Twitter account?
To view the conversation without a Twitter account, go to www.twitter.com/agchat at 8 p.m on Feb. 4. To view the conversation in real time, you may need to refresh your browser occasionally.
Want to tune in later? After the conversation ends, an archived version of the chat will be posted on http://agchat.org/category/agchat-archives.
For more information on how to participate, visit http://agchat.org/agchat-foodchat.