Monday, August 2, 2010

The Power of Ag and Social Media

Tweet, tweet.

I love social media, and I love telling agriculture's story. They great thing about social media is that it is always changing, which means I get to be a continous learner. In just over a week I will have been apart of the Google Analytics club for over a year. A year's worth a data to see what you really find interesting on my blog.

I want to make the same impact on agriculture with my Twitter account @crystalcattle as I have with my blog. In 160 characters I can answer consumers' questions on food, tell them about growing up on a farm, or pass on industry information. They are thousands of farmers on Twitter and I can connect with them every day as well, allowing me to build my network.

And, now it's your chance to be apart of it telling your story through tweets. On Twitter the have an ever changing Top Ten Trending List. It's a list of the top ten words that are being found in tweets at that moment.

A year ago farmers dominated and pushed #moo into that Top Ten List. It all started with three farmers and Twitter users @FarmerHaley, @GilmerDairy and @RayLinDairy wanting to push agriculture, the dairy crisis and @FarmHaley's birthday into the spotlight. A year has passed and here is our opportunity to put the spotlight back on agriculture.

If you are a Twitter user I encourage you to #moo and I'll keep you all updated on what happens in the next few days.


  1. I don't have a Twitter account, but put in an extra "#moo" for me =)

  2. Great stuff Crystal. I'm trying to do a similiar thing to yourself with my blog. Trying to share somthing of what life is like in Agriculture and the country.

    It's also been fantastic connecting with farmers in the US (where most of our farm equipment is made!) and learning about the differences & similarities in how you operate over there!

  3. Thanks for your comments! Jonathan what country are you from? Glad you could join us.

  4. Darn I missed this! Great idea are fabulous for the farming/agriculture industry. Thanks for all you do!


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