LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: The 2015 Online News Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Daniel Petty/for ONA)
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: The 2015 Online News Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Daniel Petty/for ONA)

We are edging closer and closer to our launch for tech4agri: the Web series!

We’re diligently working on getting this series up online by Nov 2nd. Hope you are following our progress via instagram, twitter and facebook. Due to our focus on the series, our blog has suffered. Fortunately this is a positive rather than a negative as there is no straight line to success.

You, our readers may be unaware but Tech4agri faces a large number of challenges in terms of limited resources, time management and plain old failed business ventures. Regardless, through perseverance we have made successes and we are happy to tell you about two of them:

Winner yet again!

We are happy to have experience the amazing event that was the Online News Association conference!

Years ago, one of the driving forces behind this US based organization, Ms. MJ Bear, foresaw the important role the digital media would play in the future of journalism and spearheaded a fellowship for early career digital journalists. Unfortunately MJ passed away, however her colleagues saw it fit to bring the fellowship into a reality.

This fellowship allows young journalists with exceptional projects and work experience to be sponsored to attend the conference. Tech4agri with our web series and past resume of work was fortunate to among the chosen few. Learn more of our project and that of the other fellows.

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The conference was truly an amazing experience. We were exposed to tools, new practices and future forms of journalism such as virtual reality, live broadcasting, drones, mobile story telling and so much more.

The opportunity also allowed much need exposure with other journalist of all kinds as the conference placed emphasis on diversity and background. We tweeted and posted to FB and IG the entire time at the conference so we hope you followed us during that time. If not simply check our pages and relive it with us via the conference website!

Always looking forward.

At the same time, we are also honored to be named a member of the Web we Want coalition!

Web We Want is a global coalition of individuals and groups working together to build a better Web everyone. We are concerned about the growing number of threats to the very existence of the open Web, such as censorship, surveillance and concentrations of power. But, we know that if we all work together, we can create the Web we all want.

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The Web We Want Foundation

With our web series soon to be launched, we have a voice as agriyouth. We are able to say, that the topics we feature are what we wish to learn more about. Being youth led, we will lead the way in shaping a new look for the agri sector. By our passion we have been accepted to this coalition and we are humbled and seek to capitalize on this network to better serve you.

Tech4agri is in fact the only member from the Caribbean so we are representing hard!

Stick with us we do our best and bring your the best in agri. Stay dedicated!

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: The 2015 Online News Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Daniel Petty/for ONA)
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: The 2015 Online News Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Daniel Petty/for ONA)
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