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Women are farmers too, so why don't we hear them more?
It’s an outrage. There’s a scurrilous disease running rampant in our country areas and no one seems to be doing anything about it. It’s called microphonophobia and it usually presents itself something along these lines: ME: “Hi It’s Flint here from the ABC, just thought I’d give you a call about your new cropping/stock/farming system, it sounds really interesting...” THEM: “It is! It’s saved us x% on our inputs and increased our profit by y%, it’s really innovative because we’ve done x, y and z and that means a, b and c and now we can do l, k and...
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at
“Farmers don’t really use Twitter….. do they?”
I’ve heard this a lot over the past few days. I’ve even heard it from some people working in some large agricultural institutions in this country who should probably know better. It seems to be a common misconception that farmers just don’t tweet. So common in fact that despite ringing several agricultural science departments and social media experts across the country, I couldn’t find anyone who’s even thought of researching how farmers are using twitter. But a couple of days of hunting around has shown me that people in rural industries are using twitter in a myriad of ways. Twitter’s...
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at
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