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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

\uap>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.

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\uap>In Ontario the popular hashtag # to use are:

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  • #ontag - for twitter posted relating to Ontario agriculture
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  • #SWAC14 - SouthWest Ag Conference 2014
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  • #IFAOConference - Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Conference
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  • #PAG14 - Precision Agriculture Conference 2014
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  • #LDNFarmShow - the London Farm Show at Western Fair in March
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  • #IPM14 - International Plowing Match 2014
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  • #COFS14 - The Canadian Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock for September 2014
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    \uap>Here is a list of people you may want to follow:

    \uap> Farms.com Twitter accounts:

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  • @FarmsNews Farms.com Ag News Agriculture news & information for farmers, ranchers and agri-businesses.
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  • @FarmsSwine Swine News Tweets from Swine.Farms.com
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  • @FarmsBeef  Farms.com Tweeks from Beef.Farms.com.
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  • @OntAg  OntAg - Ontario Agriculture's community website www.OntAg.Farms.com
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  • @AgriVille  AgriVille.com - Western Canada's Agriculture Community Website since 1997.  
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  • @FarmsMedia Connect with Andrew Bawden and the media team at Farms.com. Website: www.AgPromote.com 
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  • @AgCareers  AgCareers.com is the leading online job board for agriculture and food. Follow us for career opportunities, HR trends and advice 
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  • @FarmsMarketing  Risk Management  Crop Market info Website: RiskManagement.Farms.com@FarmsRealEstate   Farms Real Estate  Farms for Sale Website: RealEstate.Farms.com
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    \uap class="tweet-row">Ontairo farmers on Twitter:

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    \ua Great list created by @OntAg - Ontario Farmers and Ag    http://twitter.com/OntAg/ontario-farmers-and-ag\ua
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    \uap>OMAFRA on Twitter:

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    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">OMAF and MRA         Agriculture, Food, Rural Affairs          @atOMAFRA

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Foodland Ontario         Local Food                                          @FoodlandOnt

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">OMAF Field Crops      Crops                                                  @onfieldcrops

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">OMAF Hort Update     Horticulture                                         @onhortcrops

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">OMAF Swine Team    Swine                                                  @ONswineinfo

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Joel Bagg                    Forage                                                 @JoelBagg

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Tracey Baute              Entomology                                         @TraceyBaute

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Christine Brown          Nutrient Management                         @manuregirl

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Mike Cowbrough        Weeds                                                 @Cowbrough

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Brian Hall                    Edible Beans                                       @Brian_Hall_Ont

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Peter Johnson            Cereals                                                @WheatPete

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Jack Kyle                   Pasture                                                @JackKyle5

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Gilles Quesnel            Pest Management                              @GillesQuesnel

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Ian McDonald             Applied Research                               @ian_d_mcdonald

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Barry Potter                Beef, Dairy, Sheep                             @LivestockPotter

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Christoph Wand          Beef and Sheep Nutritionist               @CtophWand

    \uap class="yiv3200081690MsoNormal">Tom Wright                 Dairy Cattle Nutritionist                      @feedlandontario

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    \uap>Organizations:

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  • @OntarioFarms  Ontario Federation of Agriculture
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  • @GrainFarmers  Grain Farmers of Ontario
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  • @OntarioPork  Ontario Pork
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  • @OntarioBeef  Ontario Cattlemen's Association
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  •   GoldenHorseshoe SCIA
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  • @FarmFoodCare  Farm and Food Care - The voice for agriculture in Ontario
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  • @ElginJuniorFarmers  A young local farming group wanting to make a difference
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    \ua @FarmsFeedCities  Farmers Feed Cities\ua
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  • @AALP  Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program
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  • @HuronSoilCrop  Huron Soil and Crop Association
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  • @OntarioSheep  Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency
  • \ua/ul> \uap class="tweet-row">Educaton:

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    \ua @UofGuelphOAC University of Guelph Ontario Agriculture College\ua
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  • \ua/ul> \uap>Agriculture Agvocacy:

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  • @AgMoreThanEver - Agriculture More Than Ever
  • \ua/ul> \uap>Companies:

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  • @FMC_GAC  Farm Credit Canada
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  • @PRIDESEEDS Pride Seeds
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  • @BASFAgSolutions BASF Canada
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  • @HylandSeeds1  Hyland Seeds
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  • @SyngentaCanada  Syngenta Canada
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    \uap> Articles:

    \uap>Tweeting farmers bridge gap between farm, table

    \uap>Putting Twitter to Work on the Farm (FCC)

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