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How to Participate in an Agrilinks Comment Discussion, E-Consultation, or AskAg Chat

An Agrilinks comment discussion, known as an “e-consultation” or “AskAg Chat” is a way Agrilinks members can interact with Agrilinks members and food security experts and gain new information.

During Agrilinks e-consultations, food security experts lead discussions in the comment section of an Agrilinks post. Designated experts will typically pose a question as a comment, and Agrilinks members are encouraged respond to the posed questions and provide their perspective. Members can pose their own questions as well and interact with other participants by replying to their comments.

See this example below, from this discussion on facilitating and financing agricultural technologies.

How to participate in a comment chat

  1. Create an Agrilinks account.
    To add comments, you must sign up for an Agrilinks account. Click here to open an account. Tell the community about yourself by adding a bio, photo, and your organization and title.
  2. Respond to the comment questions on the discussion page.
    Add your comments and answers to the questions on the discussion page. Cite your statements where possible.
  3. Refresh the page to see new comments.
    To see new questions and comments on the page, refresh the page.
  4. See any comments that aren’t respectful?
    ​​​​​​​Click the “give feedback” button on the bottom righthand corner of the page and tell the Agrilinks team about it.
  5. Having other issues?
    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Contact us at agrilinks@agrilinks.org and members of the Agrilinks team will do their best to promptly respond.  
  6. Make new connections and share your perspective!