FFA Encourages Students to #SpeakAg

Kelly Marshall

The National FFA Organization is encouraging students to share how they are growing their knowledge of agriculture with a social media challenge entitled Members may participate by tweeting or instagraming a photo, video or story of how they are using knowledge gained in the classroom, from an SAE project or other FFA activity to inform their communities.  Once they’ve posted …

Ag Group, Contest, FFA, Social Media, Twitter

#WomenInAg Infographic

Kelly Marshall

Women are increasingly making their mark on agriculture, preparing for a better future and educating the next generation of women for the challenges of the future.  To celebrate these contributions the USDA has crated an infographic to showcase the impact women are having state-by-state.  The graphics are available to share on social media to help tell the story of women …

Twitter, USDA, Website

CropLife America Selects Green Thumb Winner

Kelly Marshall

After a month-long Twitter contest, CropLife America (CLA) is pleased to announce the winner of the Green Thumb Challenge.  Jennie Schmit, @FarmGirlJen, has won an Apple Watch for her submission of her green thumb–literally!  The challenge was for advocates to paint their thumbs green and post a creative shot on Twitter.  Many contestants submitted thumbs painted like farm animals, at …

Contest, Sustainability, Twitter

CNN Editor Discusses #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

2015 Ag Media Summit participants were fortunate to have the opportunity to attend three sessions given by Jan Winburn, senior editor for enterprise at CNN Digital and a writing coach with over 30 years of experience. She has coached writers that have gone on to win awards as prestigious as the Pulitzer Prize and the Ernie Pyle Award for human …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media, People, Public Relations, Social Media, Twitter

Are You Following These Ag Journalists on Twitter

Jamie Johansen

The folks at Leaders of In-Furrow Technology (LIFT) do a great job of staying on top of agricultural trends. They have recently created a list of the 10 Agriculture Journalists to Follow on Twitter to help point their readers toward the best news and analysis throughout the industry. You might have guessed that our very own @AgriBlogger, (Chuck Zimmerman) made …

Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Social Media, Twitter

Join the #RealPigFarming Conversation


I sat down with Cindy Cunningham of the National Pork Board and talked with her about the new campaign they’ve launched called #RealPigFarming. The campaign takes place on major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and its aim is to educate the general public on the pork industry. “So those real pig farmers – from their barns, from their …

Ag Media Summit, Livestock, Pork, Swine, Twitter

Hortau Tweet Gets our Attention

Cindy Zimmerman

As I said before, we were so busy at Commodity Classic even with four people we were unable to cover everything we wanted to cover, but one company did something that caught our attention and made us go out of our way to meet them. @Hortau Simplified Irrigation sent a tweet to @Agriblogger asking him to come by and do …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Farming, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture, Twitter

I Love Farmers Announces Ag Advocates

Jamie Johansen

The non-profit agricultural advocacy group, I Love Farmers…They Feed My Soul (ILF), has selected their 2013 Agriculture Advocates of the Year. Ryan Goodman of Montana and Malorie Bankhead of California are the two receiving the coveted honor. The organization wanted to recognize and reward young people who volunteer their time advocating for American family farmers and ranchers and established this …

Ag Group, Social Media, Twitter

#FarmBill Trends on Twitter

Cindy Zimmerman

People actually seemed to be paying attention to the first House Senate Conference Committee meeting on the farm bill Wednesday. #FarmBill was a trending topic on Twitter for awhile during the meeting. There were lots of tweets on the King amendment regarding interstate commerce of agricultural products since HSUS is opposed to it, and also plenty of #SNAP comments. There …

Audio, Farm Bill, Government, Twitter

Learn About New Holland for Cattlemen

Talia Goes

Want to learn more about New Holland products and services available to cattlemen? The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is partnering with New Holland to answer producer questions about everything from field equipment, to maintenance, to quality haymaking. Tune in as NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen goes LIVE from Denver, Colo., on Tues., May 21, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on RFD-TV. …

Agribusiness, Beef, NCBA, New Holland, Social Media, Twitter