USDA, social media and collaboration

“Using Gov 2.0 to Enable Better Engagement and Reduce Burden on Farmers” video interview with a U.S. Department of Agriculture representative from the Microsoft Public Sector CIO Summit 2009.

He discusses how the agency is trying to get a consensus on what Gov 2.0 is, citizen engagement, the importance of broadband in connecting with farmers, how they collaborate (teleconferences, face-to-face meetings, CoLab) and USDA’s approach to social media usage, from individual teams to the agency-level, especially Twitter and Facebook.

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About Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh, co-founder/CEO of ProudCity and co-host of the podcast, The Government We Need. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or email at


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