Farm Blogs & Social Media: Why It Works

There’s a new breed of farmers in town! Modern, tech savvy who love to socialize (and, no, I’m not talking about the millions of Facebook users addicted to Farmville!).  Real-life farmers from all across the globe have tapped the online community where their platforms of choice are farm blogs and social media.

There’s a new breed of farmers in town! Modern, tech savvy who love to socialize (and, no, I’m not talking about the millions of Facebook users addicted to Farmville!).  Real-life farmers from all across the globe have tapped the online community where their platforms of choice are farm blogs and social media.


It seems that the global farming community is joining the tech savvy lifestyle, leaving their tractors behind and heading towards their computers, momentarily departing their rustic farmhouse setting for farming blogs, forums and community boards.  This breed of farmers are now plowing their way into new grounds when it comes to information regarding their farms, produce, livestock and anything which involves the agriculture industry.


The farm blog and social media boom is not just relegated in the US. All over the world many farmers with a computer and decent internet access are now creating what we can call an online “Farmer’s Market”, where 21st century farmers give and get tips and advice via the internet.

With the advent of thousands upon thousands of farming blogs written by real farmers and the quick flow of information within the social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook (among many others), “tweeting” about ways to get rid of pests or raving about a new type of fertilizer, and even creating a Facebook fan page for special kinds of produce to reach a wider audience, the social media savvy farmers are reaping the rewards.


If you are farmer here are some reasons why blogging about your farms and using the social media networks can be very fruitful for you:



Get Real Time Information with Just a Couple of Clicks.

They didn’t call the internet the information superhighway for nothing. With just a few seconds searching on the numerous search engines for the farming data, farmers can have access to unlimited information via the global farming blog community. You can also check out what’s the current buzz on the particular farming topic and have knowledge about markets, seminars and products that is nearby your location. Need advices and tips? The online farming community is one of the most active. You’ll likely get helpful input within minutes!


Spend Less Money And more Time on Your Farm.
Back in the old days, for a farmer to have access to cutting edge farming technology and ideas, attending seminars, symposiums and even special classes are a must. With blogs and social media networks, ideas and high-tech farming methods are just clicks away. This entails the busy farmer to test out the ideas first-hand, less the expense in fees for books, classes and travel.


Tap A Wider Audience and Even Wider Source.
Farmers can connect internationally and have their farming products, ideas and opinions seen by a global audience. But more than that, tapping the online community vie blogs and social networks grants you access to a worldwide agricultural archive composed of equally tech savvy and highly competent growers, producers, processors and consumers who gives free information on what they know and what they want.


These are just the top three reasons for the current online farming trend. It is noteworthy to mention that no amount of farm blogging and social media exposure can take the place of personal communication, but useful information, news and views from famer peers from across the global agricultural sector does help both farmers and consumers in many ways.