New AGvocate Listserv will allow easy and direct conversation between
Agriculture Commissions and Partners
In an effort to facilitate ongoing and easier communication between Agriculture Commissions, farmers, towns, and supporters of local agriculture, the AGvocate Program and the UConn Cooperative Extension System have collaborated to start an "AGvocate listserv." This email-based discussion list is being made available to share information and ideas, ask questions, and announce events about local agriculture and farming issues in our towns.
This listserv is different than other email notices from the AGvocate Program (like this one) because you are the ones who generate the emails, and you can interact with the entire subscriber community. All you have to do is subscribe to the listserv and follow the rules and etiquette of the community. Please see the instructions below. We hope to see you soon on the listserv!
TO SEND A MESSAGE to the entire AGVOCATE list:
Create a piece of email addressed to AGVOCATE-L@LISTSERV.UCONN.EDU
TO SUBSCRIBE OR UNSUBSCRIBE:
Create a piece of email to Listserv@listserv.uconn.edu
Do NOT include header information (e.g. Subject:, Cc: etc.).
In the body of the email, include the command:
SUB AGVOCATE-L Firstname Lastname (to subscribe) or
UNSUB AGVOCATE-L (to unsubscribe)
Essential Rules & Tools for AGVOCATE-L Listserv
To ensure the best possible experience for all group members, some basic guidelines for participation have been established. Please save this for future reference.
By participating in the AGVOCATE-L listserv, you agree to the following:
You agree not to post material which is abusive, offensive, defamatory, or illegal. The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention.
You agree to share at your own risk. There is no way we can ensure confidential material to remain on the list. E-mail list participants have the right to reproduce postings to the email listservs.
* CONTENT MUST RELATE TO: Improved understanding of agriculture issues and solutions in Connecticut's communities.
* NO Ads, fundraising, or solicitations
* NO lobbying, direct calls to action, or political campaign messages
* MUST include your full name and the name of your organization
* Include a clear, informative subject line.
* Only send a message to the entire list with information that everyone can benefit from.
* Avoid sending messages with limited substance, such as "I agree!" or "thanks for the information" to the entire list. Send these messages to the individual by typing in or cutting and pasting in the e-mail address.
* Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from the list, through the email listservs. Instead, use the Web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list.
* Extend the same professional courtesies in your electronic communication as you would in non-electronic exchanges.
Opinions expressed on listserve are attributable only to the person sending the message. The University of Connecticut does not necessarily approve or endorse any specific activity, event, statement or viewpoint represented in this list.
If you have questions about the listserv, please contact John Guszkowski, AGvocate Program Manager at AGvocate@outlook.com
Many thanks to Joyce Meader for helping get the listserv up and running!