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Wonder what Al would have thought of such a book?
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Sugar Labels, Will They Help Reduce Consumption? - M&M wants labels for added sugar.

Article: http://agtoday.us/1H6NvKL

"Mars Inc., maker of M&M’s and Snickers, is throwing its support behind a proposal by U.S. regulators to include measurements of added sugar in the mandated Nutrition Facts labels for food, a move that bucks broad opposition to the proposal by big food companies."

#food #health
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So can I paint my @JohnDeere pink? - Licenses can control how equipment can / can't be used.

Link: http://agtoday.us/1btUaBr

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Tractors Are More Software Than Iron - Farmers don't own their tractors, says @JohnDeere

Link: http://agtoday.us/1btUaBr

"_In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.”"_

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"The notion of actually owning the things you buy has become revolutionary."

More things are software driven, including agriculture. Driving a tractor today involves software controlling the actual driving with an operator mainly providing guidance and strategic thinking.

With software comes the trend of licensing it to people to use. A license is not ownership and thus sets up (in farming at least) a conflict that goes against thousands of years of agriculture: a farmer buys their equipment and can do with it what they please.

Take away: Maybe the notion of physical ownership is fading away slowly. And that new business models of agriculture are about leveraging technology to get things done. But for that to happen, the notion of buying a tractor from a dealer only to be told that you actually may not own it is going to cause conflict until the business value for farmers can be increased.

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Museums Have Curators - Showing everyone everything fails everybody: Curation helps discovery.

Link: http://www.slideshare.net/trufflemedia/john-blue-museums-have-curators
Short URL: http://agtoday.us/1BvxFpm

This is a presentation highlighting details on how Truffle Media Networks organizes information it finds to inform people about issues in agriculture and food.

#media #agriculture #consumer #museum #curation  
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I was asked about IFTTT use. Below is an outline of how we use IFTTT for some of the discovery, curation, and publish activities we perform.

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Below is a setup using Feedly, WordPress.com, and IFTTT to automate some of the work flow Truffle Media (the company I work for) needs to accomplish.

Note on why these workflows exist: Truffle Media is a media company focused on agriculture. We capture and digitally produce conference presentations and interviews for a variety of agriculture trade groups and companies. Each of these presentations need to published and promoted. We also highlight issues in ag and food published by others and create context.

Yes, it is possible to just completely automate sharing on social channels after publishing the original post. However, total automation tends to never work the way you expect and the timing of these tends posts to flood social channels at times (too noisy). 

Spacing of post is needed and contextual timing of a post is important. This is very much a human judgement call. The process outlined below helps automate where possible, with touch points along the way to make the judgement calls as needed.

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RSS feeds are created in various news sites & Google to scan for posts that have topics focused on agriculture and a variety of issues in and out of ag, food, consumer views on ag, etc. 

These RSS feeds are subscribed to in Feedly.

Daily the posts are scanned. Not every item in the Feedly stream is relevant and the only way to weed out is to actually review it (human touch point).

Using Feedly's tagging system ( http://blog.feedly.com/2014/03/03/fix-it-march-1-delete-tags/), I tag items I think are useful or relevant.

An IFTTT recipe ( https://ifttt.com/recipes/264986-scan-specific-feedly-tags-create-a-draft-post-on-wordpress-com ) triggers regularly to pull the tagged article and post it into a WordPress.com draft post (example: https://agforeveryone.wordpress.com/ ).

A note about the WordPress site: The WordPress.com site is a buffer that allows me to review the post, edit the title to fit Twitter, add a photo, tag it in WordPress, and set the publication date.

Another set of IFTTT recipes look at posts with specific tags on the WordPress.com site and pulls them out (WordPress post title and image), formulating them into a Tweet for one of several Twitter accounts ( example recipe: https://ifttt.com/recipes/264988-scan-for-a-specific-wordpress-post-tag-and-create-tweet-with-an-image ).

A note about Twitter accounts and IFTTT. An IFTTT account only allows for one Twitter channel. So to do what I am doing requires several IFTTT accounts, one for each Twitter channel I need to post to. There may be a better way. I took this approach because it is straight forward to setup.

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Apps for Ag - Presentation to +Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leadership Conference.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K_o8q49lGs
Short URL: http://agtoday.us/1C3mAKD

This presentation aims to help people learn how to identify "best" and what resources are available to learn more about apps for ag.

Additional info at: http://agtoday.us/ag-apps

Key take away: One of the best approaches to discovering what apps in ag work is to ask people you already know and / or ask on social media channels for other farmers to share their experiences with specific apps.

The Best Apps For Agriculture - John Blue, presented at the 2015 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leadership Conference, January 31, 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

#agriculture #apps #farm  
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FYI, the #AgChat  on Twitter for Aug 11 (8-10pm ET) will be on Ag Extension & Other Public Ag Programs. I will be moderating and I am looking for resources and links to share in advance of the chat.

Also, I am looking for questions for conversation starters during the chat. If you have some questions, post them here as comments or on Twitter Direct Message them to @AgChat or @TruffleMedia.

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Thanks Beth, excellent idea, I added an event listing.
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There is a whole new brand swag extension being missed by the NFL. "Meerkat Moments", "Up Periscope, the behind the scenes at the Game", and cardboard periscopes branded for each team, moment, or event.
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+Jay Baer get those team periscopes up an running!
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Sing'in Till The Cows Come Home - @KlingenbergFarm entertains the cows and you about ranching.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TWivCQkIGQ
Short URL: http://agtoday.us/1EJu6g9

Very funny and well done. Watch the trailer too and your catch a cow smily face being made. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNShxoY4V5o for the full version. 

Amazingly, the cows look like ants from high up.

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It's race day fans - The drivers are ready!
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