A big thanks to the folks at the American Farm Bureau Federation for inviting myself and friends Janice (@JPlovescotton), Katie (@KatPinke), and Zach (@ZJhunn) to share our advice with the crows. It was a great experience to be a part of this panel and I look forward to connecting with others over food and farm topics in the future!
- Social Agriculture – What Is It? (farmbureau.wordpress.com)
- Ag Social Media ‘Rock Stars’ Encourage Farmers, Ranchers (farmbureau.wordpress.com)
Originally posted on Farm Bureau Annual Convention Blog:
A quartet of agricultural social media “rock stars” offered tips and encouragement to farmers and ranchers at a strategic engagement conference during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting.
“Social media allows us to be part of the conversation,” said Ryan Goodman, a cattle rancher from Arkansas who created the AgricultureProud.com blog and is a guest contributor to CNN’s Eatocracy blog.
“Consumers are already talking about what we’re doing on the farm and ranch. Through social media we can have direct access to people with questions,” Goodman said.
Zach Hunnicutt, a Nebraska farmer who was recently elected chairman of AFBF’s national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, explained that he is able to advocate for agriculture by “giving a tour of my farm every day using Facebook and Instagram“Be positive all the time, and be passionate when advocating for agriculture on social media,” advised Hunnicutt. “It draws people…
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