Viewing: Agriculture and Social Media

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.

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