Who To Follow On Twitter: Agriculture Edition

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You probably wouldn’t think it at first, but the agriculture industry is big on Twitter.

In particular, agriculture students, young farmers and agri-business professionals are flocking to the social network to create a national conversation about the industry, how it’s changing and the role young people have to play in the future of agriculture in Canada.

From day-to-day life on the farm, such as documenting the birth of a calf or getting ready to harvest crops, to discussing the huge national and global issues that affect the business of agriculture in our country, you can find it all on Twitter.

Not sure where to get started? Follow these Twitter accounts, see what they’re tweeting about and who they’re interacting with, and you’ll end up down the agriculture industry Twitter rabbit hole in no time.

Whether you want to work on the family farm or start a career in agri-business with an agriculture employer, you’ll be able to find a ton of useful information here. If you have a suggestion that wasn’t mentioned here, share it in the comments section below!

Bayer CropScience Careers

Leading crop production company Bayer CropScience hires students and recent grads for a number of summer jobs and entry level jobs in sales, breeding, environmental affairs and more. Follow @BCSCACareers to learn more about Bayer CropScience’s culture and stay up-to-date on their latest career opportunities.


 

Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum (CYFF)

The Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum connects leading young agriculture producers across Canada, to provide support, encouragement and resources to promote agriculture. @CYFF often retweets other accounts related to young in agriculture, so their account is an amazing directory of who to follow, from individual farmers to employers and industry organizations.


 

4-H Canada

At 100 years old, @4HCanada (each of the four “h”s stand for head, heart, hands and health) is one of Canada’s longest running youth organizations and has strong roots in the agriculture industry. Many students who go on to start successful careers in agriculture have been involved with 4-H and the organization also partners with employers to provide scholarships.


 

Kim McConnell

Kim McConnell is the founder and former CEO of AdFarm, a North American agricultural marketing communications firm, and the winner of the 2011 Agri-Marketer of the Year award. He is passionate about the role youth have to play in the industry, so follow this industry veteran at @kmcconnell1 for some great insight.


 

Youth Ag Summit

This August, 120 youth from around the world will come together in Calgary, Alberta, to tackle the topic of feeding a hungry planet. Even if you’re not participating in the summit in-person, you can share your ideas and be part of the conversation by following and tweeting at @YouthAgSummit.


 

Farmers of Canada

@FarmersOfCanada is a unique Twitter account that hands over the reins to a new farmer each week, many of whom are young farmers, providing a fascinating inside look at the day-to-day activities of farming in Canada.


 

Future Agriculture Business Builders (FABB)

Future Agriculture Business Builders describes itself as “an ambitious group of influential young people in agriculture, set on helping peers and the industry alike succeed thought networking and education.” Follow @FABB_Network to discover the issues that affect young agri-business professionals in Canada.


 

Agriculture More Than Ever

Ag More Than Ever is a fun marketing campaign by Farm Credit Canada that shares real stories from the modern agriculture industry. Following @AgMoreThanEver is a great way to learn more about the industry and the people working in it.


 

Real Agriculture

Real Agriculture is a blog focused on the issues that are impacting agriculture from crops to machinery to livestock to farm management and more. Follow @realagriculture for the latest news and opinions from the site.


 

The Western Producer

Looking to brush up on your agricultural news? Follow @westernproducer for the latest scoops in the industry.


 

Blackburn Agri-Media

If you’re more interested in agri-business news from Ontario, @AgriMedia is the account to follow.


 
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Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.