Farmers Encouraged to Tell Their Stories Online18 February 2014
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CANADA - The producer of farmNwife.com is encouraging farmers to consider telling their stories online, writes Bruce Cochrane.
FarmNwife.com is a web site that was started in 2007 to help farmers tell their stories online.
Judi Graff, the producer of farmNwife.com, says the public is very interested in farming in general and there's no better place to get information on farming than from a farmer and, once the farmer starts to tell their story online, they'll be more easily found and in a better position to answer questions.
I think people that are in farming, they're asked questions all the time especially from family and friends that aren't in agriculture.
They're asked questions all the time and i think that's a perfect place to start, answering those questions in a post or even on Facebook, answering those questions and when you start answering the questions the people are asking you you become more reliable and trustworthy instead of trying to hide something maybe.
But that's what I see it as, people are asking questions, just simply answer the best way you can and in your circumstance.
Actually being involved in blogging and even social media is extremely easy.
Just having a computer that's internet comparable that you can start a blog at wordpress.com or Blogspot and that's free.
You could start those blogs for free, a web site basically.
Then on social media you can also do that with just a computer.
You don't have to have a smart phone but a smart phone just makes it easier to bring it around with you but getting on Twitter or Facebook is a great place to start.
Ms Graff says how often to post is up to the blogger but she suggests at least once per week.
She says people asking questions are usually not interested in the technical details so she recommends providing answers as basically as possible and then adding details as requested.
For more information on setting up a website and blogging visit farmNwife.com.
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