Facebook and I have a love-hate relationship. Every time I think I have it figured out, their algorithms change and something doesn't work the way it used to. However, this is one of our largest social media platforms, so utilizing the service to stay in touch with large audiences is still important to our outreach … Continue reading 5 Tips To Grow Your Agriculture Facebook Page
There are times when several things swirl together and the ideas that come out can be fun to watch. And of course some of those ideas can be stinkers too.... But let's hope this one is really good. So let's get to it! The "Big Idea" We have created four different Flat Ryan paper dolls. … Continue reading A New Series — The AgProud Adventures of Flat Ryan!
Aimee Whetstine blogs at everyday epistle. She wrote her first food and farm post Milk Wars in 2011. Her work has been featured on BlogHer. This is her first appearance as a Bandita. There's nothing quite like preaching to the choir. It feels so good, so validating, to write something and have like-minded people stand up and cheer. The rest … Continue reading It’s Time for the Choir to Sing
Today I'm presenting a workshop at the 2012 AgChat Agvocacy 2.0 conference hosted by the AgChat Foundation in Kansas City, MO. There's a host of great sessions this week helping farmers and ranchers learn to better use online tools for agriculture advocacy. If you want to follow along, be sure to watch the #ACFC12 stream … Continue reading Beginner Blogging at AgChat Conference
What is the first thing you notice when opening a webpage? Is it the number of posts? The number of fans or comments on a page? More often than not, the cover photo or header image is the first thing to capture your attention. Whether creating a new blog design or a updating a Facebook … Continue reading Better Blogging: Header and Cover Photos
Did you ever think the day would come when professors asked students to pull out their phones for a quick tweet in the middle of a lecture? Well it might not be too far from the truth. Texas Tech released this story earlier this month describing how some of their classrooms are embracing the social … Continue reading Social Media Finds Home In College Classroom
Do a google search for Agriculture Blog and you'll return a long list of great agvocates sharing the story of food production around the globe. During the past few years this trend has really taken hold, but we still have a long row to hoe in closing the gap between consumers and their food sources. … Continue reading My Favorite Agriculture Blogs
How would you farm differently if a total stranger (non-farmer/rancher) followed you around all day? I am always up for some good conversation between bloggers that inspire new blog post ideas. This past week Ryan Bright (Tennessee dairy farmer, @farmerbright) sent me a message with this thought. How would we work differently with a non-farmer … Continue reading How would you farm differently if…