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Twitter for Farmers - Great Ontario Twitter Accounts to Follow and Getting Started and How Twitter Can Help You on Your Farm

In this webinar from the Alberta Canola Producers Commission (@AlbertaCanola) , Rick Taillieu (@ricktlu) discusses why and how farmers are now using twitter as an important part of their business. This webinar covers the basics of twitter and includes a step by step demonstration of how to sign up on twitter and get started.

 

In Ontario the popular hashtag # to use are:

  • #ontag - for twitter posted relating to Ontario agriculture
  • #SWAC14 - SouthWest Ag Conference 2014
  • #IFAOConference - Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Conference
  • #PAG14 - Precision Agriculture Conference 2014
  • #LDNFarmShow - the London Farm Show at Western Fair in March
  • #IPM14 - International Plowing Match 2014
  • #COFS14 - The Canadian Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock for September 2014

 

Here is a list of people you may want to follow:

 Farms.com Twitter accounts:

 

Ontairo farmers on Twitter:

 

OMAFRA on Twitter:

Name                          Specialty                                            Twitter Handle

OMAF and MRA         Agriculture, Food, Rural Affairs          @atOMAFRA

Foodland Ontario         Local Food                                          @FoodlandOnt

OMAF Field Crops      Crops                                                  @onfieldcrops

OMAF Hort Update     Horticulture                                         @onhortcrops

OMAF Swine Team    Swine                                                  @ONswineinfo

Joel Bagg                    Forage                                                 @JoelBagg

Tracey Baute              Entomology                                         @TraceyBaute

Christine Brown          Nutrient Management                         @manuregirl

Mike Cowbrough        Weeds                                                 @Cowbrough

Brian Hall                    Edible Beans                                       @Brian_Hall_Ont

Peter Johnson            Cereals                                                @WheatPete

Jack Kyle                   Pasture                                                @JackKyle5

Gilles Quesnel            Pest Management                              @GillesQuesnel

Ian McDonald             Applied Research                               @ian_d_mcdonald

Barry Potter                Beef, Dairy, Sheep                             @LivestockPotter

Christoph Wand          Beef and Sheep Nutritionist               @CtophWand

Tom Wright                 Dairy Cattle Nutritionist                      @feedlandontario

 

Organizations:

Educaton:

  • @UofGuelphOAC University of Guelph Ontario Agriculture College

Agriculture Agvocacy:

Companies:

 

 Articles:

Tweeting farmers bridge gap between farm, table

Putting Twitter to Work on the Farm (FCC)

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Comment by Ted Oke on April 18, 2014 at 10:01am

Happy Easter to all the Agriculture Community #ontag

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