Social Media in Agriculture
SocialMedia in Agriculture is an innovative project that will explore the use of social media (You Tube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, RSS, etc.) as an extension tool. The project is part of an ongoing commitment of the Ag Excellence Alliance to supporting grower groups across the state and is funded by Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country.
Through this project, short videos will be produced and loaded onto social media Internet sites to assist with delivery of agricultural extension around soil condition and landscape scale conservation in South Australia. The project will share information on new and innovative farm practices.
Ag Ex anticipates that there will be many uses for the video clips including:
- presentations at field days, conferences and other events,
- providing instruction and demonstrations of new and innovative practices in the paddock through i-phone access via Vimeo and YouTube
- use in training activities and promotion of project achievements on the Internet for wide spread access.
The project is targeting the 15 farming systems groups that have an association with the Ag Excellence Alliance and its network partners including advisers, agri-business, relevant state and Australian government agencies and the state’s eight natural resource management organisations.
Social Media in Agriculture aims to build the skills of groups and individuals in the use of social media. In particular, the project will support the production of short videos that will be loaded onto social media Internet sites to assist with delivery of agricultural extension around soil condition and landscape scale conservation in South Australia. 40 high quality videos will be produced.
Grower group members and advisors will also have the opportunity to participate in training in the use of social media and making videos, to allow to them to be at the leading edge of these technologies in the future.
Social Media in Agriculture News
The Social Media in Agriculture produces a bi monthly news letter that is distributed via Mail Chimp to subscribers on the Ag Ex web site.
Social Media Project News #8_April2013
Social Media Project News #7_Feb2013
Social Media Project News #6_Nov2012
Social Media Project News #5_Sept2012
Social Media Project News#4_July2012
Social Media Project News #3_May2012
Social Media Project News #2_April2012
The Social Media in Agriculture project is producing videos with grower groups around the state that feature sustainable agriculture stories from farmers, project coordinators, extension workers and researchers. To view the videos go to the Media Library on this web site.
Video Fact Sheets
A range of fact sheets have been produced to guide you through the series of topics and themes that have been covered in the videos that have been produced as part of the Social Media in Agriculture project. Click on the links below to explore the range of topics and themes that have been covered:
Ag Ex Video Fact Sheet 1 _ IPM & Bees on Yorke Pen
Ag Ex Video Fact Sheet 2_Cell Grazing UNFS
Ag Ex Video Fact Sheet 3_EFARF Spray Day 2012
Ag Ex Video Fact Sheet 4_Mice Management in SA
Ag Ex Video Fact Sheet 5_Mid North High Rainfall Zone R&D 2012
Ag Ex Video Fact Sheet 6_Minnipa R&D 2012
Ag Ex Video Fact Sheet 7_Paddock to Plate – Lentils a recipe for success
Ag Ex Video Fact Sheet 8_Eastern EP Soils
Registering to produce a video
If your group has an sustainable agriculture innovation or practice that you want to share on line, the Social Media in Agriculture project can assist you to produce a short video that will be posted on the Ag Ex web site and You Tube. Just complete the attached form and return to email@example.com
AgEx_Video & Story Board Production_Guidelines
The Social Media in Agriculture project provides training for all those involved with farming groups in the use of social media platforms and the production of short video clips. What the Events section of this web site to find put when the next training event is taking place in your area.
Factsheet 1 – Submitting Content to the Ag Ex Website
Factsheet 2 – Facebook Set up an Account
Factsheet 3 – Facebook Create a Group
Factsheet 4 – Facebook Create a Page
Factsheet 5 – Facebook Commenting & Uploading Photos
Factsheet 6 – Facebook Finding Friends
Factsheet 7 – Facebook Privay Settings
Factsheet 8 – YouTube Set up an Account
Factsheet 9 – YouTube Upload a Video
Factsheet 10 – YouTube Finding Friends
Factsheet 11 – Twitter Finding Friends
Factsheet 12 – Twitter Set up an Account
Factsheet 13 – Twitter Tweeting
Factsheet 14 – Finding and Following Blogs
Oct 2011 - September 2013
Whole Agricultural Region SA
For more information contact
Mark Stanley: 0427 831 151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandy Pearce: 0418 805 670or email@example.com