Mediaplanet, STIHL, Inc., And AgChat Foundation Bridge The Communication Gap Between Consumers And The American Agriculture Industry Through Social Media

Dec 04, 2012, 11:58 ET from Mediaplanet

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Friday, "Agriculture in America," an 8-page publication released by Mediaplanet Publishing in collaboration with the leaders of American agriculture, hit newsstands and began a driving conversation about agriculture's story.

#AgChat Twitter Event
Today, December 4, 2012, that conversation will continue online. From 8:00-10:00 pm EST, AgChat Foundation will host a live #AgChat Twitter event. The event is open to the public, and will provide all participants with an opportunity to discuss the business of growing food, fuel, seed and fiber through a question and answer format. To join, participants will need a Twitter account. They will then include and follow the hash tags #AgChat and #AgInAmerica in their tweets.

STIHL, Inc. Facebook Contest
Through a Facebook contest launched on the publication's release date, readers have the chance to win $1,000 worth of STIHL, Inc. products, by simply following Mediaplanet USA's Facebook page and submitting a photo that represents American agriculture. The contest runs until 9:00 am on January 4, 2013 and all entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible to win.

Special thanks to STIHL, Inc., AgChat Foundation, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), Case IH, Bayer CropScience, The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), the National FFA Organization, Red Brand, Hagie Manufacturing,, Meyer Hatchery, I Love Farmers...They Feed My Soul, and AgLocal, for their participation in the Agriculture in America campaign.

To view the full publication, CLICK HERE, and join the conversation with American farmers and ranchers online by following #AgInAmerica and #AgChat from 8-10 p.m. EST today and entering the STIHL giveaway on Facebook.

About Mediaplanet
Mediaplanet publishes focused reports on specific business, healthcare, technology or lifestyle topics.

About STIHL, Inc.
Since 2002 STIHL has been proud to sponsor the FFA and the American Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher programs. STIHL believes that agriculture is vital to a prosperous and secure America and that it is the company's responsibility to help young people pursue a career in agriculture.  As a private, family-owned company, STIHL understands values like honor, hard work, and community and looks forward to working with the FFA and the Farm Bureau in developing the next generation of leaders for agriculture and for America.

Hailey Pierson
Head Publisher


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