Tagged social media

Farm Marketing
September 2, 2017
We Want to Hear Your Family Farm’s Story
We’re launching a new feature on American Fruit Grower and Western Fruit Grower’s Instagram page, and we want you to share your family farm’s story. Read More
Farm Marketing
August 31, 2017
How to Create Social Media Magic with Your Small Farm
Small farmers typically have direct contact with consumers, so it’s important to focus on efficiency with your outreach efforts. Read More
SWD On Raspberry
March 26, 2017
Outsmarting SWD with Social Media
Entomologist in Kentucky uses social media for pest updates, trap catches. Read More
anti-GMO corn spoof via social media
May 24, 2016
Social Media Posts On GMOs Falling Flat [Opinion]
Hopefully, the hysteria the West has perpetuated on genetic engineering will not stifle the potential of moving our production forward enough to help feed a growing global population. Read More
April 23, 2016
Award-Winning Interactive Music Video Promotes Nutrition Outside The Classroom
Funded by the National Watermelon Promotion Board, the video was produced in support of the rock and roll nutrition show, Jump With Jill. Read More
Apples & Pears
December 8, 2015
USA Pears Launches Month-Long Marketing Blitz
USDA has officially declared December as National Pear Month. Pear Bureau Northwest (USA Pears) is marking National Pear Month with Read More
Apples & Pears
September 28, 2015
New Cider Website Debuts
  The New York Apple Association (NYAA) updated the portion of the website devoted to cider. The site, NYCider.com, now Read More
Farm Marketing
August 26, 2015
Do You Have #FarmFans? If Not, You Should
Your guests are already live tweeting their experiences of visiting your farm. Why not turn this into a social experience to promote your business? Read More
Apples & Pears
August 20, 2015
Apple Growers, USApple Partner To Support Education
U.S. Apple Association (USApple), apple growers, and partner brands launch Apples for Education: Buy an Apple, Help a Student, to Read More
July 2, 2015
Florida’s Young Farmers Working To Bridge Generation Gap
Leadership conference to give GenNext Growers tools to become better agvocates. Read More
girl on smartphone
June 25, 2015
How To Make Social Media Work For You
I have a confession to make. I enter a lot of contests. I’ve won gift cards to local restaurants, locally Read More
secrets can do lots of damage
June 15, 2015
Confidentiality Counterproductive For Today’s Farmers [Opinion]
No longer is transparency an anomaly among the grower community, it's become necessary to survive and succeed. Read More
Captain Citrus running through an orange grove
April 21, 2015
Florida Citrus Gaining Leverage For Next Growth Spurt
Amid the battles, moments of real and sustainable hope have emerged this season. Read More
March 10, 2015
Make The Most Of Social Media For Your Business
Social media is a valuable, and inexpensive tool to promote your business and reach a wide audience. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
March 5, 2015
#CitrusMatters Campaign Aims To Raise Awareness Of HLB In California
Bayer CropScience pledges up to $25,000 in support of continued research on a cure for citrus greening. Read More
Apples & Pears
February 11, 2015
February Kicks Off USApple’s 28 Days Of Apples
The campaign returns with industry engaging consumers online on the role in apples have in heart health. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
February 1, 2015
More Farmers Plugging Into Social Media
UF Ag Econ students give tips on engaging consumers where they congregate online. Read More
Apples & Pears
January 4, 2015
USApple’s Social Media Numbers Sweet As Honey
Outreach abuzz with with many fruitful efforts to connect with apple consumers. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
January 1, 2015
Growers Build Business Beyond Crop Yields
A distinguished panel of producers use public forum to slice and dice barriers to success. Read More
Apples & Pears
December 3, 2014
USApple Hits 50,000 Facebook Fans
Trade organization surpasses follower milestone with social media programs created to deepen online engagement with consumers. Read More
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Insect Control
September 20, 2017
Whitefly Troubles Go From Bad to Worse i…
Growers should have a plan for managing the pest from beginning to end of season. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 20, 2017
Ask Yourself: What Can I Do to Make Thin…
Alan Jones, this year's recipient of American Vegetable Grower magazine's Grower Achievement Award, invites all growers to do what he does: Look in the mirror and ask," What can I do to make a positive impact on our industry?" Read More
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt …
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
September 19, 2017
Precision in Specialty Crops Gains Momen…
Here are some of the key drivers that may transform your farm in the years ahead. Read More
September 19, 2017
EPA Mulls Restricting Dicamba Use
Proposal is a part of agency’s focus on reducing herbicide injury in vulnerable crops. Read More
September 19, 2017
Washington State University Creates BMSB…
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice. Read More
September 19, 2017
UC Davis Strawberry Lawuit Settled
Former university breeders to return any crosses that used unpatented varieties and agree the school owns rights to them. Read More
September 19, 2017
Hopes High for Hops Fresh From Florida
When it comes to alternative crop solutions, something good is brewing in the Sunshine State. Do you have what it takes to tap in? Read More
Apples & Pears
September 16, 2017
Researcher Finds Bacteria Can Stop Blue …
The natural bacterium found in soil can survive in cold storage; this promising biocontrol offers an alternative to chemical treatments. Read More
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Dead…
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More
September 15, 2017
Help Extended to Hurricane-Weary Farmers…
USDA chief grants extra time and special procedures to document and file claims. Read More
September 13, 2017
New Guidance on FSMA Ag Water Compliance…
FDA issued a rule to extend compliance dates for agricultural water and announced a start date for farm inspections. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 13, 2017
Get Better Results From Your Biopesticid…
Softer crop protection programs are becoming a must in specialty crop production. Growers who aren’t learning more about their options Read More
September 13, 2017
Florida Farmers Digging out From Impacts…
Damage reports starting to flood in from the field following monster storm, and it's not pretty. Read More
September 13, 2017
550 Pounds of Tomatoes Stolen from Massa…
Community farm in Waltham, MA, has been hit by a thief three years running. Read More
September 12, 2017
Longtime American Fruit Grower Columnist…
“The Ole Crow,” as he called himself, passed away unexpectedly at home in Virginia at the age of 82. Read More
September 12, 2017
How to Match Drip Irrigation to Improve …
Using root mass diameter to appropriately determine wetting pattern will help you improve growth rate and yields. Read More
September 12, 2017
Heat Wave Leads to Early Winegrape Harve…
Ask any winegrape grower to describe the grape harvest in Sonoma County and you typically hear “harvest time is like Read More