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2014 National Beef Ambassador Program: It started with a shiny belt buckle

BY MADISON MARTIN, Tennessee 

Originally posted: http://madisonsfarmadventures.blogspot.com/2013/10/2014-national-beef-ambassador-program.html

1383294_10151618665596526_1802338134_nOne sunny day at a cattle auction in Georgia a woman approached a girl in a shiny buckle…the woman, Mrs. Callaway, asked the girl about her buckle.  I don’t know how but Mrs. Callaway felt or heard the girls passion through her words describing her life on the farm.  What Mrs. Callaway had up her sleeve next changed that girl’s life, forever.  OK maybe a tad much exaggeration.  That girl was me and I was at that sale looking for replacement cows with my Pop.  Mrs. Callaway thought I was worthy to know about this program called the National Beef Ambassador Program (NBAP) and she also told me that Tennessee didn’t have a program.  Duhh Duhh Duhh. I went home without any new cows but with information that could change the course of my life.
A side story, before I had heard about NBAP I wanted to work in the CIA. Now I wanted to be a Bovine geneticist/nutritionist/ some reproduction and an embryologist.  That’s a lot right!! Back to the story…..
Well, I pursued this program but not before I forgot our conversation many times.  I actually forgot and then finally remembered our conversation about a month before the contest!  Not having an official contest in my state I had to find someone in the beef community to write me a letter of recommendation. I choose Mrs. Houston a very influential cattlewoman in my area whom I look up to greatly.  She got the letter written, we sent off the registration, and BAM I was on my way to the Wooster, Ohio 2012 NBAP contest. Look at the NBAP page.  They do their contest with the next years date because that’s how the team will serve.  The Beef Ambassador contest has two divisions: senior and junior.  The junior division ages from 12-16, I was in that division. The seniors age from 17-21.  There were two parts of the contest I had to participate in: consumer demonstration and media interview.  I had the time of my life! That year we toured Certified Angus and Weaver Leather!!  I couldn’t believe that so many prominent members of the beef community were in attendance and it was an excellent trip. A big bonus for me were passionate friends I made for life.
Year 2012…September rolls around and my mom and I are talking about going again.  This year its in Sacramento, California.  That’s a long drive from Tennessee.  We decided to make it a family trip.  We visited every important site on I-40 from Tennessee to California.  Then we drove up the coast of California on the road that runs along the ocean to Sacremento for the contest.  We had five people crammed in a little rental  KIA.  We stopped along the way and saw all our family across the US.  When we finally arrived to Sacramento we were exhausted.  I couldn’t think about actually functioning let alone telling people about my farm.  Good thing it comes natural to me.  That year was probably the best. I knew the ropes and the people and what to look out for.
Year 2013…This years contest.  Tennessee finally got a contest! That made me super happy.  Long story short, I lost!  Now, I am glad I did though. It pushed me to be the best I could at this years contest in Springdale, Arkansas.  The home of one of my favorite cattlewomen! Geneice McCall, she is from a small town called Eureka Spring, Arkansas.  Anyways, the contest went on without a glitch.  I NOW thought this contest was the best!  I wonder if I can call them ALL the Best!   Why, yes, Yes I can! This is the third year I have gone and I tried with all my heart, soul, and mind to do the best I could do and make my mom and dad proud.  Before the awards ceremony I told my mom I didn’t care if  I placed because I knew I did the best I had done in a long time, I had fun with it all.  I made so many networking connections and I was proud of myself for what I had accomplished that weekend.
1379481_10151618665081526_1222568977_nThe awards ceremony…hmmm….I really can’t remember anything from it except I won consumer demonstration high individual! I then went on to receive second place. I was overjoyed. I was crying and shaking.  I thought all the juniors did fabulous. I didn’t think I could ever place but I did. You can watch some of the videoed contest here.

 

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CMT Encourages Followers to Go Meat-Free For a Day

By: Sarah Ryan, YPC Leadership Board

I was perusing my news feed on Facebook this morning (Oct.1) and came across this message from Advocates for Agriculture: “CMT started off today with an insulting tweet, asking people if they can go meat-free today for World Vegetarian Day. They may play country music but they obviously don’t understand much of anything about what happens out in the country.”

Time for an admission, I haven’t joined Twitter.  But, I did follow the link provided by Advocates for Agriculture to CMT’s tweet  and was impressed by how quickly the meat raising agriculture community started to tweet back.  Among the tweets was a call to boycott CMT.  Can’t say I disagree… but I’d have to start watching so I could quit.

I am most impressed by the constant message that 1. CMT should be supportive of ranching families and eating meat and 2. constant positive messaging that eating meat is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  Obviously this exemplifies again that programs like MBA are working!  I’m really proud that agriculture has come so far (joining social media, etc.) and is ready with positive messages to promote our way of life.

Finally, I’m disappointed that companies, like CMT, have decided to promote one lifestyle choice over another.  As one person tweeted, (in my words) wouldn’t CMT’s tweet have been better spent talking about today as the start of pink month and awareness than promoting a meat-free diet…

How do you react to these types of messages?  Do you boycott any company that promotes meat-free days, especially meatless Mondays?

 

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Diary of a N. Ireland Girl

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster member, Rachel Martin has just returned from her two month International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE) to the U.S.A. The trip saw the Northern Irish farmer’s daughter leave Belfast on the 8th June and return on the 9th August traveling through a total of twelve states in a bid to learn about agriculture and culture in North America:

photo-25I was supposed to meet my first host the next day.  Sure, I had seen her photograph but there was still something daunting about the thought of meeting a stranger at a train station 6000 miles from home to go and live with them for three weeks.  The train was running late and I was worried about whether my host would even be there.  Besides, what if they were mean or creepy?  Counter to my worries Josie, my first host turned out to be very friendly and welcoming.  After all, she had volunteered to look after an international delegate and show them a little about her life and her work with 4-H in her county.

During my trip, I met and stayed with several families learning about life on their farms and ranches.   By staying with locals I quickly learned a lot about the USA, and not just the difference between chips, fries and crisps or the difficulties in ordering “proper tea” as opposed to iced tea.  But thanks to the in-depth learning experience provided by the exchange, I learned about family life, social faux pas, rocky mountain oysters – much more than a standard tourist could ever have discovered!

During my trip I have seen first-hand many of the agricultural challenges faced in the Western states.  In Northern Montana, I helped put out a hay field fire and just a few days later watched as hail tore up a year’s worth of hard work.  Unfortunately for the family, this was just part of farming in that area and something they had to be prepared for.  It made me reflect a lot on the challenges farmers face at home and that whilst my friends at home often grumble about the “bad weather” and seemingly endless rain, I soon discovered that as food producers our climate in Northern Ireland really isn’t the worst.

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As part of her International Farm Youth exchange trip, Rachel helped herd cattle across McCartney Mountain in southwest Montana.

One of the most adrenalin inducing experiences of the trip was helping the Smith family to herd cattle across McCartney Mountain in south-west Montana.  As a girl who was never allowed a pony when she was younger because they “tramp up the fields” I found it interesting when many ranchers told me they find their horses to be more useful than their four wheelers.  Whilst in southwest Montana I also drove machinery for a few days to haul bales to the stack yard and enjoyed the work hard, play hard mentality on the ranch.  Along with my host siblings Jacob and Elizabeth I visited the Montana Folk Festival and got the drive in movie experience – something I loved and wish we had at home!

As part of the programme, I also met with 4-H children preparing their steers for the county fair as well as another group of children who were practising showing with their sheep and pigs.  I also was lucky enough to visit the State Fair in Great Falls and to go to different types of rodeos as well as seeing attractions such as Deadwood, Mount Rushmore, Virginia City, Crystal Park and Glacier National Park.

My trip started in New York where I spent a few days doing all the super touristy stuff before I jumped on a train and travelled to IFYE Orientation in Bloomington, Illinois to meet with other International delegates before I went on to stay with families for the rest of the trip.  I would like to thank all my host families, IFYE, 4-H and YFCU for facilitating the exchange and making it such a success.

The IFYE program is an in-depth learning experience in which 4-H alumni and other young adults live with host families in other countries to increase global awareness, develop independent study interests, and improve language skills. Programs vary from country to country, with some emphasizing an agricultural work experience, volunteering at an adult training centre, or working with a local youth development program such as 4-H or YFCU.  If you would like to read more about Rachel’s travels check out her blog http://www.youngfarmerinthestates.wordpress.com.

 

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Watch the National Beef Ambassador Program Competition LIVE!

UnknownThe beef industry’s premier youth leadership competition will have its online debut Sept. 28, broadcasting live from Springdale, Ark.

The National Beef Ambassador Program, which is funded in part by the Beef Checkoff, will stream its national competition live for the first time. The entire beef cattle community is welcomed to see some of its brightest stars compete for a chance to become the industry’s top youth spokespeople in 2014.

To view the contest live, visit www.ihigh.com/nbap on Sept. 28. Mobile applications are available.

“We know not everybody can join us here in Arkansas to experience the contests, so we wanted to bring the contest to all of the dedicated cattlemen and women we represent.” program director Sarah J. Bohnenkamp said. “Now, they can tune in to see the rising stars of the beef industry and see the youth we have representing them across the nation.”

imagesThe media interview portion of the contest will be broadcast between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., EST,Sept. 28, featuring the 34 senior and junior contestants answering questions about the beef industry’s environmental impact, the role red meat plays in a healthy diet, antibiotic and hormone use on farms and ranches and more. The live stream will be hosted by the 2013 National Beef Ambassador Team, who will recount their year of travels across the nation to represent the beef industry and interview contest judges, past ambassadors, current contestants and more.

That evening at 6:45 p.m., viewers can tune back in for the opening of the star‐studded Awards Ceremony. American National Cattlewomen President Barbara Jackson, National Cattlemen’s Beef

Association President Scott George and Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chairman Weldon Wynn will each share insights, followed by keynote speakers Butch Calhoun, the Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture, and

Yvonne Thaxton. Winners of the National Beef Ambassador contest will be broadcast live around 9 p.m.

A total of 23 states will be represented at the competition this year, with 22 senior and 12 junior contestants. Competitors qualify for the event after winning their state contest.

The iHigh streaming technology is the same platform used to live broadcast the 2013 National FFA Convention, and has been sponsored by Alltech.

Follow the National Beef Ambassadors on Twitter at @beefambassador and visit www.nationalbeefambassador.org for more information.

 
 
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Posted by on September 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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YPC Feature: Justin Bartholomay, North Dakota

BY JUSTIN BARTHOLOMAY, North Dakota YPC

Me and Lamb picIn rural North Dakota, one can stumble upon the Lake View Stock Farm. Located in Sheldon, home to nearly 130 people, the Bartholomay family raises naturally grown Simmental/Angus cattle, as well as a small flock of commercial bred sheep. Justin Bartholomay, the youngest manager of the operation works closely with his father, uncle, and grandpa to make good management decisions to help the operation run more smoothly and efficiently. Justin, an undergrad student at North Dakota State University, is in his senior year of college majoring in Animal Science.

As the summer months are winding down, and fall is in the air, so too is the grass beginning to grow slower and run out. For the Lake View Stock Farm, a four generation family owned and operated business, the cattle have about a month and a half left of grazing. After that time, they will be brought to graze acres of harvested corn and wheat fields as well as lush, green areas of turnips, radishes, and hay millet. Once the chilly, winter winds begin blowing snow, the pairs will be brought back to the home quarter where they will winter throughout the cold season being fed a ration of corn silage and alfalfa and grass hay.

Gunner & CowsThe Lake View Stock Farm began in 1942 after Justin’s great-grandpa, Ervin Bartholomay, purchased the farm and thus beginning the Bartholomay’s legacy of farming and ranching. The ranch first consisted of a mixed breed dairy operation along with a Shorthorn beef cattle herd as well as pigs. Over time, Ervin began to transform the farm into a Holstein dairy herd and a Hereford beef herd. When the farm was later passed on to Ray Bartholomay, Justin’s grandpa, he converted the beef operation into a Black Angus herd, and continued to milk Holsteins until his kids were active in school sports. He then sold his dairy cows to have more time to attend games. Years later when the farm was passed on to Dan Bartholomay, Justin’s dad, he began incorporating Black Simmental genetics into the herd and today their cattle consist mainly of high percentage Simmental cows.

The Bartholomay’s have always been farmers at heart as well. From the farm’s establishment to current daily life, they have raised everything from oats, barley, flax, wheat, soybeans, sunflowers, and corn. As well, they also raise their own feed for the cattle; corn silage, field corn, alfalfa, and hay millet. John Deere equipment is all that is allowed on the operation, and a collection of close to 40 old-time tractors has been a result of the Bartholomay’s green and yellow pride.

Sandhills Tree & CowsTechnology is becoming a new thing, and Justin is slowly trying to incorporate new things within the farm and ranch. He recently became a certified A.I. technician, and bred some of their best cows in May, with the hopes of getting good replacement heifers. Justin also hopes that over time they will revamp their corral system including a new squeeze chute and a weigh scale to record birth and weaning weights. Justin next either plans to attend grad school for animal breeding or go back to the family farm to begin his own legacy.  In his past time Justin enjoys taking pictures of anything related to agriculture to help promote the industry. You can find his latest shots on his instagram account @godmadeafarmer.

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Reporting for Agriculture: YPC feature, Kadee Coffman

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Q&A BY LAUREN CHASE, YPC Communications 

Kadee Coffman is a national TV host and sideline reporter who can be seen on networks such as: Great American Country (GAC), Fox Sports and RFD-TV. She currently works as the PRCA Xtreme Bulls sideline reporter, Host of “Superior Sunrise” for Superior Livestock Auction and co-hosts RFD-TV’s “Gentle Giants” with Pam Minick. In addition, Kadee has been hired as a feature reporter on GAC, and was the sideline reporter at the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, the annual Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate Sale and more. Kadee is a true cowgirl at heart. Born and raised on her family’s horse and cattle ranch in Clovis, Calif., Kadee has shown western pleasure, reining and working cow horses since childhood. She has a true passion for rural America and in 2007 was Miss Rodeo California, which gave her the opportunity to promote professional rodeo and the western lifestyle. Today, Kadee calls Fort Worth, Texas home working for the world’s leader in livestock marketing, Superior Livestock Auction.

How did you get involved with Superior Livestock and Pro Rodeo? 

Rural America and the western lifestyle has my entire heart. For me, growing up on my family’s ranch instilled not only the western way of life, but a true passion for agriculture and being proud of where you come from. I had always dreamed of being Miss Clovis Rodeo because so many of the young ladies I looked up to had the opportunity. I was fortunate to win Miss Clovis Rodeo in 2004,and went on to the California Rodeo Salinas to represent the largest rodeo in California in 2005. That year, is when I knew not only did I want a career in the agricultural industry, but when I was being interviewed I always wanted to be the one asking the questions – not answering! After Miss Rodeo California in 2007, I was approached to host a TV program on RFD-TV after my reign and that is when I met the folks at Superior Productions. Following my year hosting “TV Horse Source,” I went back to school and obtained my degree in broadcast journalism. It wasn’t long after graduation I was knocking on Superior’s doors. I will always be thankful for their open arms and truly giving me a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Tell us what a typical day looks like for you…or perhaps a season.

photo-1A typical day varies immensely! Some days I’m behind my computer editing RFD-TV’s “Gentle Giants” and other Superior Production projects, other days I feel like the airport is my second home flying from bull ridings to rodeos. The summer is the busiest time for me, but after Labor Day I slow down until the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December.

What venue is your favorite to host? 

I am beyond humbled every time I interview Superior’s customers on “Superior Sunrise.” Not only do I learn more about their operation (and get to brag about what great genetics they have), but what amazing and hard-working people we have that make up the cattle and ag industry. THANK YOU to each one of you for helping feed our world. On the other end of the arena, interviewing at the Wrangler NFR was a goal of mine for a long time. I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say, interviewing someone like Wrangler NFR bull rider Trevor Kastner wasn’t awesome, after he was the only guy to cover a bull during round 9 and picked up a check for nearly $60,000…. It’s pretty neat to be able to capture that kind of reaction and emotion.

 Do you ever get nervous before you go live?  

I think I’d be worried if I didn’t have a few nerves as they were counting me down! I love LIVE TV, for two reasons. Number one: there are no do-overs. You have to roll with the punches and sometimes are better than others! Number two: I have my game face on that much more, you know, it’s go-time. It’s easy to get too comfortable when everything is being taped because you always have in the back of your mind, you can just do it over. With, LIVE TV you can’t!

What is one of the most memorable experiences you’ve had while reporting?  

photo-16The 2012 Wrangler NFR is hard to top, however, interviewing Dr. Temple Grandin last fall in the Fort Worth Stockyards about cattle handling and animal welfare is something I will remember forever. I also did a special feature on GAC at R.O.C.K Ride On Center for Kids in Georgetown, Texas and highlighted their Horses For Heroes program. That was probably the most humbling experience of my life. I was able visit with soldiers who had just returned home, and were utilizing Horses For Heroes to not only alleviate physical pain but pain from scars that can’t always be seen. I think all of us can agree the bond and trust between a human and a horse can change your life. THANK YOU never seems good enough to say to a solider when I pass by them on any American Airlines flight I happen to be on, but, THANK YOU for continuing to fight for our great Country.

What is your favorite part about your job? 

As a reporter, especially in an industry that is so dear to me, I love being able to share a rancher’s story, or an upcoming bareback rider’s long road to making his first run at the WNFR. I love showing the western way of life, and I love bragging about how awesome each one of you are! We’re in an industry to be extremely proud of, and as a reporter I’m thankful I can help send that message.

Why is agriculture important to you? To the country?

photo-15Agriculture is everything to me. I think all of us that we’re raised on our family’s farm, and played with our dolls and John Deere tractors in the manure pile, instead of inside the house, just may be a little better off than our “city slicker” friends. Don’t get me wrong, I have many and absolutely adore them, but they all loved coming to the ranch and being able to play cowgirl for a day. Admit it, we all have a little cowboy and cowgirl in all of us. As far as impacting our country, agriculture feeds the world and not just our country. We provide for so much more than that! Farmers and ranchers are the salt of the earth.

What is one thing about yourself that would surprise people? 

I am an absolute neat freak! I can’t remember the last time I didn’t make my bed before I left my apartment. I’m the proud owner of a miniature donkey named Fiesta, and I’m also VERY uncomfortable with grocery shopping. Don’t ask – my mom will be embarrassed I said that.

What do you hope to be doing in the future? 

photo-13I hope to continue shedding a positive light on our industry and telling compelling stories of cowboys and cowgirls, who are our heroes. I’d also like to report at The Kentucky Derby in the near future and ride alongside the winning jockey. I’ll have to work on that English riding helmet the reporter usually wears. Hopefully, I can wear my cowboy hat! In my spare time, I design western chic buckles for Denver, Colo., based company, Johnson&Held. I’m going into my second year with them and absolutely love it! I’m a western fashion fanatic so who knows, maybe a boot line next?!

 What piece of advice to you have to women who would like to get into ag communications?

Cowgirl icon Pam Minick is not only my mentor but a dear friend of mine. She’s always said to, “Utilize every possible resource you have and give a 150% when you’re passionate about something.” I live by that, and I never say “I can’t.” If you keep your eye on the ball, and stay focused you can achieve anything!photo-14

Since this is a blog for beef producers, tell us what your favorite beef dish is and why. 

No one can beat my dad’s steak! I’m a steak, baked potato and broccoli kinda girl! On rare occasion I may splurge for twice-baked potatoes!

You can follow all of Kadee’s adventures on her Twitter page: @KadeeCoffman.  
 
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Posted by on September 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Tweeting Tips from Mal the Beef Gal

There is so much to say and only 140 characters in which to say so on Twitter. How did Shakespeare put it? To Tweet or not to Tweet. That is the question. Or something very close to that, right? Today, I’d like to put a little pep in your step when it comes to Twitter so that we can continue to share our beef stories with consumers and our cattle community friends alike!

Malorie Bankhead 1My name is Malorie Bankhead, and I come to you over the blogosphere from California. I just recently graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agricultural Communication in June, and I am also a past National Beef Ambassador. I first created my social media penname Mal the Beef Gal when I created my Twitter account in 2010 as a member of the National Beef Ambassador Team. One of our tasks as a National Beef Ambassador was to share the beef story over social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. I had previous experience in Facebook and YouTube, but Twitter made me a little nervous. To ease the beginner’s pain for you, or to help you become more engaged in the Twitterverse, I have created checklist that will help you conquer Twitter one character, hashtag, and tweet at a time.

About a month ago I was given the opportunity to serve as an intern for the American National CattleWomen in Denver at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. One of my duties at the conference was to facilitate the Advocacy/Your Beef Story workshop and lead the Twitter portion of the workshop. First, we learned various myth-busting facts to present to consumers with questions about how beef is raised and how healthy it is for us to eat from Dr. Jude Capper. I followed up with ways to relay the messages we learned and other great beef story tidbits on Twitter. Here are a few tips to getting started and keeping your Twitter profile fueled to share your beef story.

  1. If you are new to Twitter and want to join, follow the advice of a very popular shoe company:  Just do it! Visit www.twitter.com, enter your name, email, and newly created password, and click the yellow “Sign up for Twitter” button. Then follow the prompts Twitter will give you to set up your profile. You will be able to select a profile picture (it is very important not to skip this step so that fellow Tweeters can put a face to your name), choose several people to follow on Twitter (this means you will be able to view their Tweets. They have to follow you in order to see yours), set your privacy settings, and create your first tweet!
  2. Let’s define some Twitter vocab. Here is some popular jargon you may hear used for Twitter. Hopefully these will help you!

Twitter:  The name of the social media network which allows you to post 140 characters in your message.

Tweet:  The 140 character message you produce on Twitter.

Follow:  You may follow someone in order to receive their tweets in your live feed.

Follower:  Someone who follows you on Twitter and receives your tweets in their live feed.

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 11.28.49 AMHashtag:  A group of characters following the pound sign. Hashtags are a type of conversation markers. For example, if you include the #beef hashtag in one of your tweets, your tweet is grouped with all of the other tweets with #beef in them. Another example of a hashtag that is not necessarily a real word is #CISC13 which stands for Cattle Industry Summer Conference 2013. Sometimes conferences or other events come up with their own hashtag to group together all the tweets with the hashtag in them. You can enter any hashtag you want in the search bar of Twitter, and you will be directed to a feed of those hashtags.

Retweet:  You can retweet a tweet that someone has already posted. If you want your followers to be able to read the tweet, you can click the symbol that looks like two continuous arrows in a square underneath the tweet, and it will show up in your followers’ live feed.

Favorite:  You can click the star underneath a tweet to favorite it, which is the equivalent of liking a post on Facebook. Twitter will notify the author of the tweet that you favorited their tweet. It’s kind of like giving a thumbs up or your stamp of approval on a tweet.

Reply:  This is the arrow pointing left underneath the tweet, which will automatically tag the person who wrote the tweet you want to reply to. Twitter will also keep your tweets together in a conversation. You can click the talk bubble that says ‘view conversation’ to see your responses to each other.

Chats:  The cool thing about hashtags is that you can use them in Twitter chats. One kind of chat that I have participated in before is the #agchat. There is usually a host or a moderator to the chat who is responsible for tweeting the questions for the chat. Since it is so fast paced I use www.twubs.com to participate in the chat. This is a website that shows only the tweets with the chat hashtag in them and makes it easier to follow along and participate. Ag Chats are every Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. ET. Join in to see what it’s all about. You may choose just to view the chat your first time, but participating is highly encouraged!

3. If you want to share an article or a link you have found in a tweet, the normal URL will take up too many of your 140 character space. I utilize www.tinyurl.com to fix this problem. You can copy and paste the long URL into the box that says “make tinyURL”, and it will create a shorter link for you that you can copy and paste into your tweet to save room. You can find great links to share your beef story on www.factsaboutbeef.com and www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com.

And before it gets too confusing, I’ll pause for now. The point of this post is to intrigue you, not to overwhelm you, so I hope I have provided some sort of inspiration to you to jump into Twitter with both feet! For more encouragement I will share with you my Twitter secret: it took me nearly a year and a half to become a regular Twitter user. But when I made the commitment to share my beef story on Twitter the motto “practice makes perfect” helped a lot! I first made a plan to tweet three times a week, and then gradually increased my tweeting to multiple times a day. Now I’m a Twitter regular, and you can be too!

So, how can you put your new Twitter knowledge to good use? Dive in, and try it out! The best way to learn, I find, is to explore. Get comfortable with Twitter by clicking on new tabs and seeing what is available to you. What questions do you have about Twitter? Please leave them in the comments section of this blog!

Also, feel free to follow me on Twitter, if you’d like, @malthebeefgal. See you in the Twitterverse!

Sin-steer-ly,

Mal the Beef Gal

 

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