MyAusFarmer

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to try and show what life is like for a young farmer on a 21st century farm. The fact is that more than a quarter of Victorians were born overseas, so there are large numbers in our society that will have very little understanding of, or connection to farming and food production in Australia. This blog is my humble attempt to address this. That and the indulgence of writing about things that interest me occasionally.

So I was very excited to be offered an opportunity to be the inaugural farmer on a new twitter account @MyAusFarmer. @MyAusFarmer is a ‘rotation curation‘ account. (I only learnt that phrase on Sunday) which means that the person in charge of the account changes every week. The idea is that by following the one account, over time you’ll get a basic overview of a large cross-section of Australian primary production. I’m on it until Sunday, then another farmer will start tweeting about what it is they do.

We’re off to a great start with almost 300 followers and the account has only been active for about a week. If you’re on twitter, check it out.

If you’re an Aussie primary producer and would like to have a turn on @MyAusFarmer, let myself or Adam know.

Jonathan

Web developer turned farmer. Interests include: my faith, my wife, technology, cricket, farming, ice cream & world events.

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3 Responses

  1. Jamie says:

    As a fourth year agricultural graduate with an interest in social media I think that its great that agriculture is bridging this technology gap. I still think that one social platform for farmers is yet to emerge. Although I haven’t seen my Ausfarmer before. Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

  2. Andrew says:

    Would like to have a go

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