What are your favorite online channels for videos related to agriculture, food, and farm topics?
I have my own subscription list on YouTube of my favorite video channels. It includes everything from my favorite music artists, some good devotional updates, and plenty of farmer bloggers. But I couldn’t find another list to grow my collection. So I decided to create my own.
As farmers and ranchers across the country, grow to the idea of utilizing social media and online tools to open the gates of their farms, many are realizing the potential of sharing with video. I have several videos on my YouTube channel (AgProud) to describe every day scenes and practices in ranch life as well as many video blogs (vlogs) with my on-the-spot commentary.
I’ve written before with several tips on how to utilize video with your blogging efforts. It doesn’t have to be complicated; just take a few moments to plan your video. Most newer phones create high-quality video on the go, so special equipment isn’t always required. Video can also be a great tool to diversify your online content and can require minimal editing.
Here are some of my favorite YouTube channels for Agriculture and Food related content:
Gilmer Dairy Farm – Will Gilmer is a dairy farmer in Alabama who has a craft for putting together fun insight from the farm with regular MooTube minutes and catchy tunes from the tractor.
MT Stockgrowers Assoc - The Montana Stockgrowers Association has a great lineup of videos from ranches across the state of Montana. The Bill on Beef video series showcases great individuals who are a part of the industry and getting beef to your plate.
SunUP TV – SunUP is an educational and extension program from Oklahoma State University College of Agriculture. The weekly program offers updates, advice, and current conditions on livestock, forage, and crop conditions across the state.
USFRA Online – The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has a great collection of videos that include panel discussions around consumer and food issues and farmer highlights from across the country.
Be sure to visit my Ag Videos page to see a longer list of video channels. Submit your favorite video link through the contact form on the bottom of that page.