Each week, three U.S. farmers meet on Google+ Hangout from the cab of their tractors to share insights, challenges and tips relating to the planting season with host Meghan Grebner, Anchor/Reporter for Brownfield Ag News.
“Brownfield’s Cab Conversations utilizes an innovative digital platform to bring farmers together,” said Cyndi Young Director of Brownfield and Ag Operations. Conversations range from drought challenges facing the Western farmers to different challenges faced by waterlogged Midwest farmers to planting and data technologies to the national dialogue around GMOs. Another unique element of the program is that Grebner checks back in with the farmers four-weeks later to see how things on the farm have changed, improved and even if new challenges have risen.
“USFRA is known for its success in engaging consumers in dialogue about food and farming. So a series that engages farmers and ranchers in the same type of dialogue is a great place for us to be,” said Nancy Kavazanjian, USFRA Chairwoman and a Wisconsin farmer herself.
To follow the conversation and engage with the farmers online, follow Brownfield (@Brownfield), Meghan Grebner (@BRNAgNews_MG and @mkg81) and USFRA (@USFRA) on Twitter and use #CabConversations and #FoodD.