Viewing: Agriculture and Social Media

Rural safety is a focus of Red Cross app

By on April 18, 2016

A lot can go wrong on a farm. From scratches and bruises to heat exhaustion or even dismemberment, farming is one of the most dangerous professions out there. With this in mind, the American Red Cross has partnered with Monsanto to

Ag & Social Media: Getting the word out, whatever it takes #felfie

By on January 23, 2014

A new word recently jumped into our vocabulary, felfie. A felfie is a self-portrait taken on a farm. There were several articles on this new phenomenon (see links at the bottom of this post). But I think The Guardian summed

NCDA&CS launches fuel station locator app

By on September 4, 2013

In the middle of a disaster, one of the first things that happens is the power goes out. When the power goes out, so do ATM machines, grocery stores and gas stations. While most people gas up their vehicles before

If you have a food-safety question, Ask Karen

By on July 5, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new way for consumers to get answers for their food-safety questions. Ask Karen, a new mobile website and app brings 24-hour customer service directly to your smartphone. Ask Karen allows you to search

The 2011 Ag Development Forum in 11 tweets

By on February 8, 2011

When asked to give advice to the FFA students attending the Ag Development Forum last Thursday, the panelists offered this, “Get an education.” They elaborated on the idea saying that today’s farmer needs an education in agriculture and horticulture, but

Agriculture and Social Media: Sunburst Trout

By on February 2, 2011

Sunburst Trout Co. is a third-generation family trout farm founded in 1948 by Western North Carolina Agriculture Hall of Fame member Dick Jennings. After 60 years in business, Sunburst cautiously started using Facebook and Twitter, and has since dived into

Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Erin Griffin

By on April 26, 2010

Erin Griffin, a graduate student in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, has been developing a way to preserve the long history of North Carolina’s top industry using the latest in archiving technology. The end result, “North Carolina Agriculture: A

Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Matt Lange

By on April 12, 2010

The North Carolina Association for Dairy Stabilization and Growth Inc., better known as Dairy Advantage, is leading the way for enhancements to the dairy industry in North Carolina. Facebook is one of the tools Dairy Advantage uses to connect with dairy

Agriculture and social media: Delivering the department’s news in the 21st century

By on March 26, 2010

The Internet has definitely changed the way we deliver our news. When I first joined the Public Affairs Division in 1996, our news releases were faxed out at the time of release to about 300 media outlets. The fax machine

Agriculture and social media: Q&A with David Smith

By on February 24, 2010

North Carolina Farm Bureau has been an advocate for agricultural and rural families for more than 70 years. The organization now serves 500,000 member families throughout the state. Part of N.C. Farm Bureau’s success is how it adapts to change.