November is a month of gratitude and giving thanks. As you look for advocacy themes and agriculture blog topics for the month, consider these resources for online content and conversation starters. Below you'll find themes that are celebrated throughout the month of November and on specific weeks. While not all themes are specific to food … Continue reading November Advocacy and Agriculture Blog Topics
October is a month to celebrate all things Fall as we settle into bright colors on the trees and crisp, morning temperatures. As you look for advocacy themes and agriculture blog topics for the month, consider these resources for online content and conversation starters. Below you'll find themes that are celebrated throughout the month and … Continue reading October Advocacy and Agriculture Blog Topics
Over the past several years, plant-based proteins have captured the headlines when it comes to comparisons to our traditional proteins from animals and for potential competition in the meat case. Farmers, ranchers, and members of the agriculture community have railed against them and I've received threatening messages saying I need to be harsher on criticizing … Continue reading Research Applies to Advocacy on Plant-Based Proteins vs Beef
Take a few moments and consider the people who are in your community. Who do you trust for advice when you have questions? What factors into who you consider a credible source of information? Who are the trusted voices other people turn to? Chances are, in rural America at least, many of those trusted voices … Continue reading Farmers as Trusted Voices on Vaccines?
One of the opportunities I've often overlooked and likely have not taken good advantage of when sharing my story online has been the use of live video. Most social media platforms offer the opportunity to go live in one way or another. Live video can be a great tool for building community and really allowing … Continue reading Live Video Tips to Build Community
How many hours per week do you tend to work on average? (Wrong answers only.) Join the discussion on Twitter. May is a busy month. As the days and nights finally begin to warm, things really kick into high gear. Daylight hours become longer and still, I find myself struggling to fit everything into the day. … Continue reading Sharing seasons of life through advocacy
How you say it matters. But sometimes, what you say can have an even bigger impact on how your message is received. Word choice matters. Think back to the last time you were part of a discussion with someone from a different industry about their line of work. Did they bring up any words or … Continue reading What word choice leads to misunderstanding?
During a Twitter conversation this past week, I was asked why bother following people who we disagree with. While the social media platform has gained a reputation as an environment with bullying and negativity, and for good reason, it has allowed so many people to connect through conversations. I’ve been an active Twitter user since … Continue reading What I learned by unfollowing everyone on Twitter
What do you find to be the most difficult part of discussing sustainability? Share your thoughts on Twitter. Happy Earth Day! I hope you take this opportunity to share some appreciation for the environment we live and work in on a daily basis. The agriculture community is lucky to have these landscapes as our offices. I know … Continue reading Advocacy Tips for Sharing Your Sustainability Story
This month, new survey results show the most widely used social media platforms by Americans. While you may assume Facebook is the top dog, it's worth looking at survey results to see how the platforms actually rank.If you dive deeper into the Pew Research Center report, you'll see not all platforms are equal when it comes to who is using them. While … Continue reading Finding your audience for sustainability and advocacy