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
Career Advice – 101 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier
If you have a question, go ask Twitter. While at times it can be a madhouse, I've found Twitter to still be a great source for conversation, banter, and new ideas. That's partly why I reference it as the coffee shop of social media during my training workshops. You can learn about your own industry, … Continue reading Career Advice – 101 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier
32 Beef Advocates to Follow on Twitter
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 … Continue reading 32 Beef Advocates to Follow on Twitter
Feedlot Employees Tweet Experiences Raising Cattle
During the past few years, I've frequently shared my experience working in and with a cattle feedlot. From a young age, my family sent our cattle to feedlots in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles and our Spring Break "vacation" involved a drive to Amarillo to see those cattle. During college, I had the opportunity to … Continue reading Feedlot Employees Tweet Experiences Raising Cattle
Antibiotics Use and Resistance in Livestock #AgChat
Each week, on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time, people from across the farming and ranching community gather for a Twitter chat to discuss what is going on in the world of agriculture. A new topic is the center of discussion each week and ranges from cropping systems to livestock news headlines. A moderator posts the … Continue reading Antibiotics Use and Resistance in Livestock #AgChat
2013 Year of the Selfie – What about the #farmerselfie?
Unless you were hiding under a rock last year (Welcome to 2014!), you probably noted that 'selfie' was one of the big words of 2013. Much thanks to social media platforms like SnapChat and Instagram, everyone is walking around taking photos of themselves doing the duck face and striking the sorority pose. The Selfie has … Continue reading 2013 Year of the Selfie – What about the #farmerselfie?
Flat Ryan Visits Graff Land & Livestock
Thanks to Judi Graff aka FarmnWife for hosting Flat Ryan at Graff Land & Livestock this week! Judi is really well known in social media circles as someone who triumphs farm blogging with her site FarmNWife.com and her Twitter handle FarmnWife. #FlatRyan found his way to our farm through our printer. (Very cheap way to … Continue reading Flat Ryan Visits Graff Land & Livestock
A New Series — The AgProud Adventures of Flat Ryan!
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!
It’s Time for the Choir to Sing
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
Beginner Blogging at AgChat Conference
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