August 10, 2010

With over 100 million users and 2 billion "tweets" per quarter, Twitter is taking the social media landscape by force. Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of discussion about the agriculture in the 140-character micro-blogging website. recognizes the importance of communication within the ag community and connects with thousands on Twitter everyday. Here is a guide for the best way to connect:

@FarmsNews the online community for agriculture posts links to featured commentary, top headlines and videos. Posts, retweets and replies from the whole Team.

@FarmsMedia  The advertising group for Tweets relevant information to our community and responds to queries. Looking for social media or other online advertising opportunities? Connect with Andrew Bawden and other experts at to learn about online marketing tools, trends and opportunities in the agriculture industry.

@FarmsSwine JoAnn Alumbaugh is the editor of This website provides pork producers and other ag producers news & information on the swine industry. Expert Swine Commentary, related videos and jobs in the swine industry are some of the top posts. A great spot to connect with JoAnn and be in touch at trade shows such as the World Pork Expo.

@FarmsBeef, a comprehensive beef news site, posts links to commentary, news and jobs; interacts with followers.

@OntAg – The Twitter address for OntAg  - Ontario Agriculture's online community and Canada East  portal page. Daily tweets and conversation on what’s current in Ontario agriculture – commentary/blogs, events, chat, crops, jobs, real estate, videos, and  more.

@Agriville– The Twitter address for Agriville – Western Canada ’s #1 interactive website. Get a current perspective on what is happening in Western Canada . Also includes links from the Canada West portal page

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For More information, please contact:

Andrew Campbell
Interactive Media Editor
877 438 5729 x5023

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