Grower Relations & Extension Coordinator
Alberta Canola Producers Commission
New Norway, AB
Twitter and Tech Tricks: Making the Most of Your Time Online
Tuesday, January 24 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 3
Wednesday, January 25 1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 6
Rick manages the websites and social media for both the Alberta Canola Producers (canola.ab.ca) and the FarmTech conference.
Rick joined the Alberta Canola Producers as their Grower Relations and extension coordinator in 2008. Prior to that Rick worked for Alberta's Reduced Tillage LINKAGES program as an agronomist. Rick has been a member of the FarmTech Conference planning committee since 1999.
Rick is married to Sandra, and together they are raising four young daughters on their acreage near New Norway. Besides his family, Rick loves electronic gadgets, NFL football and the Winnipeg Jets.
The old saying, "the best things in life are free" applies to the internet too. Some of the most useful tools for communicating, staying up to date on information and managing your own data and files are free.
If you are interested in Twitter or just getting started, Rick will give you the info you need to get started so that you can join the conversation. Twitter is a great tool for getting timely information for your farm and building new networks with farmers and agronomists.
On June 23, 2011 @albertacanola tweeted: "Our view: by spring 2013, Twitter will be the preferred tool use to deliver just in time information to growers and to interact with them". We believe this and Rick will show you why.
Rick will also discuss some of other favourite free tools that he uses for instant messaging, synchronizing data, managing photo libraries, plus reveal some of the most under utilized ways to make the most of your time online.
Follow Alberta Canola on Twitter: @albertacanola
Follow ACPC Grain Prices on Twitter: @ACPCGrainPrices
Follow Rick Taillieu on Twitter: @ricktlu