RFD-TV and Alltech have announced a partnership with iHigh.com which could reshape the way people around the world look at agriculture. By providing schools, clubs and other Ag related youth organizations with free web tools and video streaming capabilities, the viewing public will have a glimpse into everyday life in rural America. This user-generated content can in turn be broadcast to RFD-TV's 41 million homes.
"Those of us in agriculture have an obligation to tell our story," says Alltech president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. "People need to know where their food comes from and what we're doing to feed a growing population. Alltech's mission is to help farmers feed the world. With the iHigh.com platform, agriculture organizations have the opportunity to tell what life is like on the farm, from the farm. This partnership with RFD-TV amplifies that message and takes it mainstream."
In addition to having their own channel for unique online content, RFD-TV, Alltech, and iHigh will work with other agriculture organizations and maximize their resources in helping those organizations spread their message. Students, their parents, and those who are interested in life in rural America will now be able to watch events such as livestock shows, award banquets, and educational seminars live on their computers, iPhones, iPads, Blackberry, and Android devices. Agriculture organizations that broadcast their events will be able to generate revenue through advertising sales on their channel.
iHigh.com has developed a proprietary broadcast method which it gives to youth-oriented organizations, free of charge, to help them broadcast their content live on the internet, mobile phones, and tablets. Currently operating in all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, iHigh.com has more than 11 million annual unique visitors. This represents a 200% increase year over year. Of the 11 million unique visitors, nearly 20% of the traffic is from mobile devices.
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