10 Examples of Good Social Media Use in Agriculture

Below are individuals and organizations who I feel demonstrate good social media use by the topics posted about and how they share content with others.

1. Ag Proud –  Ryan Goodman started this Facebook group and it has grown to have a large following. While he is the main poster, many others contribute to sharing posts on the page too.

2. Pinke Post – Katie Pinke has a great following with her blog, Pinke Post. While her blog itself is a great example of good social media use, her use of Facebook for it also is too. She is able to share and interact with her followers more on here by being able to post more than her blog posts.

3.The Farmer’s Life – Brian Scott does a great job with his Facebook page, The Farmer’s Life. On here, he shares many tasks that he is involved with around his farm operation. Many of these posts are pictures that create many “likes” and comments for his page.

4. Ohio Hog Farmers – Ohio Hog Farmers are a great example of how a commodity organization can demonstrate good social media use during an event. Right now the Ohio State Fair is going on, and they are posting pictures and check-ins to encourage fairgoers to stop by their food booth and to the hog pavilion.

5. Robin McLean – Robin is an Agricultural Education teacher in New Jersey. She posts often about education and activities in her classroom to share with others what is being learned in agricultural education classes.

6. Adventures of Dairy Carrie/ – Carrie Mess has a very successful blog to discuss what is going around her farm and in agriculture. This post specifically concerns poor marketing by Panera against farmers and how Carrie was able to have a conversation with a representative of Panera.

7. Gate to Plate Blog – Michele Payn-Knoper has a wonderful blog to follow. She not not only includes posts by her, but also has many others guest post to encourage a diversity of agriculture topics and perspectives.

8. All Aboard Tour – This is one of my favorite YouTube channels to follow. The videos follow harvesting crews through the harvesting season. Most videos are very informative on what is being done whether making a repair to loading a semi.

9. Checking Apples After a Frost – Jeff VanderWerff shares many great videos about apple production in Michigan. This video I found very interesting since I never knew how you check if you are going to have any apples for the season.

10. Corn School – Shane Haney produces many videos about agriculture and specifically related to crop production. Most of these are sharing tips and information about crops by interviewing many people in the industry.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention and kind comments Drew! I am honored to be on this list with so many other great agvocates I admire and respect. You have inspired and taught me so much about ag education and I greatly respect all that you do.
    Katie Pinke

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