Posted by My Life in 'The Hills'
I am a woman, I love agriculture and I love social media. So, I thought I would highlight some of the top ways women in agriculture use social media to promote ag advocacy and their passions in life. I am not new to social media. I remember when Facebook finally came to Missouri State University my sophomore year of college. But until recently my use of social media was purely for connecting with friends and family. These women have influenced me to become an advocate of agriculture using social media. I hope you can learn from them as well.
1. Cindy Zimmerman, Vice President and Co-Founder of ZimmComm
- Cindy is known on Twitter as @FarmPodcaster keeping followers updated on ag news and events.
- The ZimmComm News Networkconsists of multiple industry leading news websites.
- Cindy is a writer and photographer. Has background in farm broadcasting, co-founded Southeast Agnet and worked at Brownfield Network.
2. Amanda Radke, author of Beef Daily Blog and editor of Beef Daily
- Amanda blogs daily for Beef Magazine and I first came across her when I started following @BEEFMagazine on Twitter.
- She has a strong agriculture background making her an extreme advocate for agriculture.
- Here are some of my favorite blogs she has recently written:
3. FARMnWIFE, Farm Blogger Helping Farmers Blog
- FARMnWIFEis a site to inspire people to take the next step in telling their farm story.
- She asks others how and why they have a presence online.
- She provides techniques on how to easily share video, photos and other info to sites.
- She shares her farm’s voice through frequent blog posts.
- Farming in the mid-west this farm wife started blogging in 2007 creating Kids Cattle blog educated the general public about life on the farm.
- Later, in 2009 she started Big Green Combine blog talking about harvesting with a John Deere.
- She also produces her husband’s podcast and blog called Farm and Ranch Country.
- Here are a few blogs I enjoyed reading:
4. Wisconsin Women in Agriculture
- For 30 years Wisconsin Women in Agriculture have worked hard to advocate for agriculture by telling their story, but they wanted to take it one step further and learn how to use today’s technology…social media.
- Lisa Condon hosted a social media training day at her farm. They brought in Danielle Hammer and Nancy Kavazanjian. These women understand agriculture and social media.
- Using the technology of webinars the women were able to learn how to use social media to tell their story.
- Check them out on Facebook, Rock River Chapter of Wisconsin Women In Agriculture.
5. The American Agri-Women Daily, published by American-Agri Women
- Known on Twitter as @Women4Ag, Chris Wilson tweets about American Agri-Women and agriculture.
- The American Agri-Women Daily is an electronic newspaper that shares articles on technology, business, education, environment and leisure.
These are just a few of the many women across the country who are excited about sharing what agriculture means to them through the great technology of social media. How are you sharing your story?