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Growing Digital Blog to Help Cultivate Budding Agvocates

• Growing Digital blog helps educate the agriculture community on social media use and application in business

• Features instructional articles and tips on various platforms and proper usage

• Designed to help those in the agriculture community get connected, share information and develop their own voice within social media

Greensboro, N.C., USA, August 17, 2011 – As a leader in online technologies for more than a decade, Syngenta has developed the Growing Digital blog to help members of the agricultural community grow their business through social media and become agvocates for the industry as a whole.

“Ag is becoming more ‘social’ and there’s a wealth of information available through Internet and mobile technologies that have changed the way we get information like weather and commodities,” said Rosalyn Moore, Internet marketing lead at Syngenta. “But that information can also be overwhelming, especially when considering how these technologies can range from strictly personal use to benefitting your business. Our goal is to provide direction for those looking to explore these technologies.”

Syngenta developed FarmAssist® in 2001 as one of the first online tools designed to instantly connect growers and retailers to a broad range of agricultural resources and crop production information. Now, a decade of technological advancement later, the Growing Digital blog can help educate those in the agriculture industry on how to stay connected with each other, share information and develop their own voice within social media. “This blog is about sharing our wealth of knowledge in this area,” said Moore. “And by taking the time to share this knowledge, we may be able to help our partners grow their business, help their communities and advance agriculture.”

Features of the Growing Digital blog include a series of instructional articles with tips on social media topics, ranging from setup and available platforms to the difference between business and personal use. It includes video instructions on creating an account and engaging in various social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook. Topics will be based on the user’s level of social media experience so that the beginner as well as the advanced social media user finds useful information. New information will be added to the site each month.

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Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to