Corn Board hosting Twitter town hall on trade

Twitter town hall (Nebraska Corn Board)

It's the president's favorite social network, and now farmers are turning to Twitter to talk trade.

The Nebraska Corn Board is hosting a Twitter town hall meeting Monday, December 4 with all the questions and answers happening in an exchange of tweets.

Corn Board leaders say trade is vitally important for the state, but there's confusion or uncertainty about trade deals. That's why they're partnering with the National Corn Growers Association and U.S. Grains Council.

The Twitter town hall will take place December 4, 2017 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. CST. Farmers can follow the online discussions by visiting Twitter users are also invited to tweet their own questions relating to ag trade. For questions to be addressed, tweets must include the hashtag #corntrade.

Three content experts will be on hand to answer trade questions. These experts include Jon Doggett, Executive Vice President of the National Corn Growers Association, Tom Sleight, President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council and Mat Habrock, Interim Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

“We’ve never hosted a meeting before through Twitter,” said Debbie Borg, farmer from Allen, Nebraska and member of the Nebraska Corn Board. “By using this popular social media tool, we hope to develop a robust dialogue between farmers from across the Midwest. We know farmers are busy throughout the year, but hopefully a quick online forum will be an easy way to share information.”

Individuals without a Twitter account can still follow along with the discussions at Questions can also be submitted in advance to

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