Agriculture and Social Media

Agriculture and social media: Q&A with David Smith

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. In this Q&A, we talk to public relations director David Smith about how the bureau has […]

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Ag Forum to feature live tweets

  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 and two discussion panels. We will begin live tweeting the event through the department’s new […]

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Agriculture and social media: Telling your story

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 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, which works closely with vendors at the State Farmers Market to redistribute […]

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

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 closely with youth organizations that support these young agriculturalists, including 4-H, which is celebrating its […]

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

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 recipes, local fisheries and traditions, and  safety, handling and preparation tips. Partners on the project […]

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‘NCAgriculture’ Flickr group

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 this group, and we invite you to do the same. The “N.C. agriculture” group encompasses […]

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Agriculture and social media: Twitter interview with The Peanut Roaster

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 communications tool for businesses and organizations to talk directly with consumers. The Peanut Roaster, a […]

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Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Sue Colucci

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 programs and find out how they’re benefiting from them. Sue Colucci is an area-specialized agriculture […]

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Facebook…and farmers

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 create a landing pad for everything we’ve put together on YouTube, Flickr and here on […]

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