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It’s not easy, but it’s worth it

Mon, 01/26/2015

Tell your farm’s story for the betterment of agriculture as a whole

By Ali Enerson, Hoard’s Dairyman Special Publications Editor

I’ve come to the conclusion that the positive potential of sharing my farming story with the masses has to outweigh the fear. We hear more and more about the need to tell our farming stories on social media, especially with the rise in activist videos. And with the negative press those videos generate, I understand the hesitation to share.

There are many forms of “social” media a farmer can use; they don’t have to involve the internet. Ultimately, what you choose needs to work for your farm, and you only need to pick one or two. Here are a few options:

  • Sponsor a breakfast in your local community, inviting people to the farm.
  • Open your doors for farm tours to the local schools or daycares; leave them with some healthy chocolate milk and cheese at the end of the tour.
  • Start a farm Facebook page.
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