Hangout Starts at 6pm cst
I've spent most of my life learning about things like gardening, farming, design and décor and I always want to share these new ideas with my friends and followers. It's amazing how our communication channels have changed over the years and just how many of them there are- books, television shows, videos, print articles, radio shows, my website, social media… you name it, I've used it! Now there's a new technology that I can't wait to try out, because it brings you, the viewer, into the conversation unlike ever before.
This Thursday at 6pm CST, I'll be hosting my first Google+ Hangout all about chickens. Don't know what a Google+ Hangout is? Don't worry, I only recently found out. Essentially a video conference, Google+ Hangout allows you to "hang out" with a group of people in an online chat room and have a virtual conversation, meeting, brainstorming session, or any other type of get-together.
The brilliance behind it is that while my friends and I have this conversation with one another via webcams and our Google+ accounts, YOU can watch and engage on YouTube. It actually streams live, so you can comment on the video and we’ll be able to answer your questions and comments in real time. For a guy who has a habit of responding to fan questions once a week, this is a huge improvement in communication!
Speaking of communication, I can't wait to kick off the chat where I'll be joined by a few poultry experts and friends alike. Dr. Mikelle Roeder, a nutritionist from Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, Jeff May, a poultry specialist with Dawe's Laboratories and Keith Bramwell from the Department of Poultry at the University of Arkansas will share their chicken wisdom and insight. Kylee Baumle, a garden blogger and backyard chicken owner and Heidi Berry, another chicken owner and gardener will also join in for what I suspect will be a fun and very informative "chicken chat".
Want to get involved? I'll share the link to the chat on my Facebook page, Twitter, and homepage- all you need to do is head over from 6-7pm on Thursday and click on the link to join in. If that time doesn't work well for you, don't worry- you can still get the chicken scoop! A recording of the entire conversation will stay on my Farm Raised YouTube channel. While I'm really looking forward to getting together with these guys, I also think it's a great way to share information on a topic that I find to be more and more popular with my fans. I hope you'll join me!