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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.

Ag Forum to feature live tweets

By on February 3, 2010

  The fifth annual Ag Development Forum will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, at the State Fairgrounds. If you are unable to attend, you can follow the forum as it happens – including highlights from Commissioner Troxler’s State of Agriculture Address

Agriculture and social media: Telling your story

By on January 27, 2010

For many organizations, last year was the beginning of their journey into social media. Others are trying to figure out why they should give a “tweet” about sites such as Facebook or Twitter. One organization actively using social media tools is the

Agriculture and social media: “I Love Farmers…They Feed My Soul” campaign brings together youth, buy-local movement

By on October 15, 2009

We know from the 2007 Ag Census findings that the average age of N.C. farmers is 57, which means our next generation of farmers will play an immediate and vital role in producing N.C. food and fiber. Our department works

Agriculture and social media: New N.C. seafood blog

By on September 24, 2009

A new blog focusing on N.C. seafood has hit the blogosphere. Mariner’s Menu, developed under a N.C. Fishery Resource Grant, is based on a popular recipe book by the same name. Both the book and the blog feature seasonal seafood

‘NCAgriculture’ Flickr group

By on August 26, 2009

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is on Flickr, and we recently created a specific “NCAgriculture” Flickr group for Flickr users to tag their favorite N.C. agriculture photos. We’ll tag the photos we put on our Flickr page in

Agriculture and social media: Twitter interview with The Peanut Roaster

By on April 16, 2009

The media has been all abuzz recently with coverage on Twitter, a social networking site that allows users to submit 140 characters-or-less updates about what they’re doing or where they’re going. The site has also emerged as a marketing and

Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Sue Colucci

By on April 7, 2009

Like we mentioned in our Facebook…and Farmers post, many agriculturists are finding value for themselves and their customers, suppliers and producers in social media tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more. Here, we’ll highlight local organizations and businesses using these

Facebook…and farmers

By on March 4, 2009

From pumpkin patches to cow pastures and apple pies to cotton T-shirts, N.C. agriculture is all around us. And now, it is also on Facebook. We launched a Facebook page for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to