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‘Swap Meet’ uncovers social media gems; add yours

Category: Technology

by Jill Corrin


Are you reading Fit to Farm? The blog by Calhoun County Farm Bureau member Rebecca Davis captures the essence of daily farm life while explaining the realities of raising pigs.

Perhaps you like Mr. Farmers Neighborhood, a community Facebook page created by Lapeer County Farm Bureau member Rod Bednaryczk "to show farming in its true light" and be "a friendly place to talk about agriculture."

Or maybe you fancy Pinterest and follow RGargesFarm to see what Cass County Farm Bureau member Rebecca Garges pins to boards related to agritourism, alpacas and more.

If not, now you know about them!

The above are a few of the gems that have turned up in response to Michigan Farm Bureau's (MFB) call for members to voluntarily provide links to their blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter profiles, YouTube channels, etc., for the purpose of building a social media directory on MFB's website.

Once built, Web users will be able to browse the directory to find social media users of interest to them in their local area or statewide.

"The project is aptly called Social Media Swap Meet because the idea is for members to swap social media info and meet peers who use the technology for farm marketing and to advocate what's good and wholesome about modern agriculture," said Jill Corrin, MFB online communications and new media manager.

The directory's anticipated launch is timed with the MFB Growing Together Conference, Feb. 26-28. Member submissions will continually be collected and added thereafter.

To add your agriculture-related social media links — at no cost, complete the online social media swap meet submission form. Only persons with active MFB memberships and who submit social media accounts deemed agriculture-related as determined by MFB will be listed.

Share this opportunity with others using hashtags #MFBSocialMediaSwapMeet and/or #SwapandMeetMFB.

For questions, email Jill Corrin or call 517-679-5436.