FCC Leaves LightSquared in the Dark

In Farming, Internet by Cindy

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) left LightSquared scrambling in the dark this week after the determination was made that the plan for a wireless broadband/satellite network will indeed disrupt GPS signals. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its decision to the FCC this week that the LightSquared plan to build a nationwide 4G broadband network would impact “both …

If a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, Let’s Send 1,000 Pictures to Start a Conversation

In Activism, Conservation, Food, General, Internet, New Media, Social Media by Cathryn

From Main Street to MTV, everyone is talking about food. Unfortunately, this conversation does not often include the people who grow it. CommonGround Conversations creates a space for America’s farm families, and the people who support them, to share the story.  Here, we have a meeting ground that will let you discover the values and hard work that underlie our …

Privacy Settings Tutorial Makes Facebook Friendly Again

In Internet, Social Media by Cathryn

Sitting in on the Missouri Corn Growers Association’s Social Media Training Session, held in conjunction with the National Corn Growers Association as part of an overall campaign to improve farmer image, it became apparent rather quickly why so many people resist the growing trend of “Facebooking.”  Simply put, many people fear Facebook will destroy their personal privacy. While media horror …

Corn Growers are Texting

In Internet by Chuck

Ever wonder if corn growers are really into blogging and social networking like Twitter and Facebook? Well wonder no more. Communications agency Nicholson Kovac just released results from a study they conducted of corn and soybean growers with an average of 1,500 acres. They found some very interesting and quantifiable things about how growers are using their mobile phones, the …