One of the difficult parts of jumping on a new social media network can be figuring out how to use it. Twitter can be one of those platforms that can seem overwhelming if you don’t have good examples to follow. Maybe even in the beef world.
I am pretty darn lucky to work with some awesome advocates in the world of agriculture. Each day, my job focuses on equipping members of the beef community (farmers, ranchers, chefs, foodies, dietitians) with the tools they need to share their story and advocate as a beef community.
But why keep all that to myself?
I’ve put together a list of 32 beef advocates you should follow on Twitter as good examples for sharing your story. Want to see them all in one place? Check out my Twitter list. I’ve listed 11 of the most active tweeters below.
Want to join them? Check out the Masters of Beef Advocacy program to learn more about how beef is raised and how to address hot topics in the beef community today.
Kacy Atkinson (@kacyatkinson), Wyoming – Kacy is a cattle rancher, traveler (when the cattle let her go) and a Daddy’s girl. She shares her stories from 10 miles past nowhere. And she has a great Instagram profile.
— Kacy Atkinson (@kacylatkinson) August 30, 2017
Terryn Drieling (@faithfamandbeef), Nebraska – Terryn is a wife, mother, lover of coffee and dabbler in photography. Living in the Nebraska Sandhills, she shares a story of bringing up a family while raising beef. Find her on Facebook and a blog.
— Terryn Drieling (@faithfamandbeef) April 26, 2017
Kita Roberts (@girlcarnivore), New York – Kita loves meat, recipes and great photos. Definitely a member of the beef community by showing us how to prepare and enjoy our favorite protein as a #girlcarnivore.
— kita roberts (@girlcarnivore) August 7, 2017
Girls Can Grill (@girlscangrill), Las Vegas – How many grills can you have in your backyard? Christie is on a mission to find out. Showing that #GirlsCanGrill with the help of easy #grilling tips and recipes KCBS certified judge.
— Girls Can Grill (@girlscangrill) September 6, 2017
Lindsay Chichester (@AgWithDrLindsay), Nevada – Lindsay is a ranch-raised, 4th generation agriculturalist. She loves ag & science is educated in meat and animal science, microbiology, food safety and works for Nevada Extension.
— Lindsay Chichester (@AgWithDrLindsay) May 4, 2017
Kellie Lasack (@KellieForAg), Iowa – Kellie is a cattle farmer and Iowa State Alumna. Ag Comm Professional. Lover of Cows, Cats, and Cowgirl Boots. Freelance Writer & Photographer
I love that even though I work a full time job my dad still takes time to send me pictures of my babies! pic.twitter.com/z9fSWIGOmj
— Kellie Lasack🐂 (@KellieForAg) August 8, 2017
Joan Ruskamp (@JoanRuskamp), Nebraska – Joan is a cattle rancher and feeder and strong advocate for the work of the Beef Checkoff and Cattlemen’s Beef Board.
— Joan Ruskamp (@JoanRuskamp) September 27, 2017
Alison McGrew (@AlisonMcGrew), Illinois – Beef producer, Ag teacher, advocate for all of agriculture, wife of 1, mom of 2, #WIU Ag Grad, #STLCards fan & music lover.
— Alison McGrew (@AlisonMcGrew) September 9, 2017
Johnny Prime (@JohnnyPrimeCC), New York – Johnny Prime’s blog and social streams are full of great beef photos and restaurant reviews from NYC and beyond. He’s a self-described Carnivore Connoisseur & Reviewer of Fine Steakhouses
— Johnny Prime (@JohnnyPrimeCC) September 21, 2017
Austin Miles (@AustinMiles2010), Oklahoma – Austin is a Dad & husband, cattleman, and works as a Cattle & Technology Research Associate for the Noble Research Institute in Oklahoma.
— Austin Miles (@AustinMiles2010) September 27, 2017
Brandi Buzzard Frobose (@brandibuzzard), Kansas – Brandi is straightforward and willing to share her opinion as a Christian cowgirl, Kansas rancher, and mom. And it won’t take long to see her pride for the Kansas State University Wildcats.
— The Buzzard (@brandibuzzard) September 27, 2017
And, of course… I hope you’ll give me a follow. Find me on Twitter as @BeefRunner.
— Ryan Goodman (@beefrunner) September 28, 2017
Don’t forget to visit my Twitter list to find all 32 beef advocates to follow.
This post contains information and references from research partially funded by the Beef Checkoff. Views do not necessarily represent that of my employer, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.
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