Facebook and Farming

Posted: 9/16/2015

facebook.jpgLast Friday I had the chance to speak to some local students about the importance of sharing the story of South Dakota agriculture. During the course of our conversation we also got to talk about sharing our story on social media.


I never thought I would say this, but Facebook and Farming go hand in hand. Less than 2% of our population is farming, so if you have a strong knowledge about modern agriculture you’re in the minority. Facebook is the perfect place to showcase your role in feeding the world.


Food is important to people, and it should be! After all, we eat three times a day. Can you think of another experience that each person across the world shares every day? I can’t.  Food connects us, and yet many people are disconnected with the farmers that provide us that food.  However, this is starting change. Many people are taking an interest in their food and the people that grow it.


People are seeking out information about what’s in their food and the people that grow it. Who better to share that information than those on the farm? If you’re a farmer, social media is a great way to share what you do every day, and explain why.  If you’re someone looking for more information about your food, social media is the place to find real farmers and ask questions.


You can find out more about food and farming on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram by following South Dakota Farm Families! All of our accounts feature profiles on local farmers, fun facts, and will keep you up to date on the latest happenings. If you’re looking for some indivuals to follow on their daily journey on the farm, check out a few of my favorite blogs below. The first two are from South Dakota!


Stories of a First Generation Farm Wife

The South Dakota Cowgirl

Prairie Californian

The Pinke Post

The Foodie Farmer

Mom at the Meat Counter


Listen to this week's radio segment here! FARMERS_DAUGHTER-SEPT_14th.mp3


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