Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Join us on Oct. 14 for Ag Is America Twitter Town Hall

On Wednesday, October 14, from 10:30-11:00 a.m., Ag Is America will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall in conjunction with the University of the District of Columbia, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, and Southern University’s Ag Center. Each university will be honored at the upcoming 2015 National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) and Cooperative Extension Section Annual Business Meeting this October in St. Louis for their innovation and leadership in their communities. 

The Urban Food Hub concept consists of: food production, food preparation, food distribution, and waste and wastewater management to address food insecurity. As the world’s population increases and cities, in particular, continue to grow in size, we must meet the food and water security needs of urban populations. Urban Food Hubs are now being implemented across the 8 Wards of the District of Columbia, including the newly built East Capitol Urban Farm in Ward 7. The original peer-reviewed Urban Food Hubs research article, authored by CAUSES Dean Sabine O'Hara, was published in Solutions Journal.   

A Twitter Town Hall, like a public meeting or seminar, gives participants an opportunity to engage in a Q&A session over Twitter - a digital public forum. Research and Extension specialists from the four universities will be responding to your questions as they come in. The town hall will occur from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET. The easiest way to participate is to tweet a question to @AGisAmerica and include the hashtag #AGisChat in your tweet. We will begin answering questions starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. ET. Submit your questions here! 

Research and extension experts from each institution will answer questions about youth development, drones, health, nutrition, urban agriculture, and more. You don't want to miss it!

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