values agriculture and has connected with farmers for over 13 years to provide information and services to help them with their farm business through and the family of websites.

To keep that connection strong, now officially has a page on the fast growing and popular Facebook. With more agricultural producers using the Facebook website for discussions, sharing photos and video, it was the perfect extension for the business.

"Facebook is another communication tool for us to use to keep people informed about farm and agriculture news, markets, crops, livestock, business, and general information," said Joe Dales , Vice President of "It's a form of social media that will allow us to continue to connect with people and to reach a broader audience increasing our web presence." "Facebook will open up more interactive communication, with fans of the page able to post messages, links, videos and photos, and to check out items posted by on the Wall. It will be a great resource."

Everyone is encouraged to check out, "Like" and leave a message on the page at

Facebook is a social utility that connects people and it currently has more than 500 million active users with 50 percent of the active users logging in daily. Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative information products and services for the global agriculture and food industries. can be accessed through its internationally recognized agriculture information portal, which has business services and resources for up to 20,000 agribusiness professionals and livestock and crop producers who use it each day. The family includes -- the leading human resources website for the agriculture and food industry; Risk Management -- a crop and livestock marketing advisory service to producers across North America. is the leading software company for the global pork industry. operates across North America with offices in Ames, Iowa; Clinton, North Carolina; Fresno, California; and Guelph and London, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit: