10 Examples of Agriculture in Social Media


For this blog post, we were tasked to blog about 10 examples of agriculture in social media. Below you will find brief descriptions and links to 10 examples. All, of which, are varying in content and social media platform. They are in no particular order.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (LinkedIn Group)

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association does a good job with their group on LinkedIn. There’s a variety of information posted including jobs, agriculture industry news, and general tips and advice. They encourage discussions and making connections. I believe the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association does a good job promoting agriculture and creating a conversation through the social media platform LinkedIn.

AgChat Foundation (Twitter)

The AgChat Foundation has done an outstanding job creating discussion in the agriculture community on Twitter. They host discussions on Tuesday nights which has a different topic encompassing agriculture in some form or fashion each time. AgChat Foundation also posts interesting tweets and articles links. AgChat Foundation is definitely a good one to follow for agriculturists and those interested in agriculture.

I am Agriculture Proud (Facebook Group)

I am Agriculture Proud is a Facebook group dedicated to agriculturists who are excited and proud to be a part of the agriculture industry. Ryan Goodman established this group. He has done a great job of posting articles and agriculture information. Furthermore, members of the group are comfortable posting and informing others in the industry about what they’re doing.

Taste Arkansas (Blog)

The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation created the Taste Arkansas blog. This blog is dedicated to posting recipes with pictures and instructions. Tara Johnson does a great job consistently posting recipes as well as other featured bloggers. Taste Arkansas also has other pages including a featured farmer page.

Meat MythCrushers (Facebook)

Meat MythCrushers is exactly what it sounds like. They are dedicated to correcting misinformation to the public concerning meat. They do a great job of posting facts including articles as supporting information.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (Blog)

The USDA has done a great job of posting articles and information for agriculturists and the general public. I believe this blog helps to showcase how the USDA does more than government work, but community work as well. I also believe they provide articles in the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food category to help with transparency between the farmers and the public.

Ranch House Designs, Inc. Back at the Ranch (Blog)

Ranch House Designs, Inc. is an all-encompassing agriculture marketing company. I enjoy this blog because they post about new clients and the services they provide. Rachel Cutrer has a great design team who are extremely creative and talented. I also think Rachel does a great job of personalizing the blog and throwing in a few stories here and there.

Truffle Media (Blog)

Truffle Media does a great job about posting agriculture industry information. This information is always up-to-date. Furthermore, they don’t focus on one particular sector of the agriculture industry. They post a variety of information so no matter what sector of agriculture you’re particularly interested in, you’ll find newsworthy information here.

i2agriculture (Twitter)

i2agriculture has a very informative approach to tweeting. They post not only about agriculture, but post interesting information for the general public as a whole. They tweet interesting facts and articles appealing to a wide array of audiences.

Pork, Knife and Spoon (Blog)

Pork, Knife and Spoon is sponsored by the National Pork Board. This blog features recipes all about pork. They provide pictures along with recipes and instructions. I really enjoy this blog because sometimes it’s hard to come up with new pork recipes. This blog is a great resource for cooks.


About Chelsey Ahrens

I currently work for the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in the Animal Science Department. I'm the Specialty Livestock/Youth Education Specialist. I have a Ph.D. in agricultural communications from Texas Tech, a master's in agricultural leadership from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor's in animals science from the University of Arkansas. I love all things agriculture, particularly livestock. I also like to bake, cook, can, sew, and play with my dog child, Shooter.

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  1. Thank you for sharing these. I appreciate that you put the type of social media in parentheses. I have not visited some of these so it was fun to check out a few new resources. I really like that the Taste Arkansas blog has the featured farmer profiles.

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