Wise Words from a Blogging Superstar

Judy Graff, more widely known as the Farmn’Wife, is what I would call a farm blogging superstar. She started blogging in 2007, and from there shared her passions about agriculture and now helps other farmers share their story as well and how to promote their products. Reading through her blog I saw a few things that I thought were very useful when it comes to blogging and the impact it has for business.

  • Blogging is one of the best ways to grow closer to the consumer

There are many advantages to blogging that allows consumers to contact you directly through a simple comment. Educating the people about your product will give them a better understanding of every benefit you have to offer. In turn, this creates a much happier consumer and a better business.

  • Have a blog post checklist

Having a simple to navigate an organized blog will attract more readers by simple making it easier to read through. Let’s face it, WordPress is one tough cookie when it comes to how the program works and organizing your blog just the way you like it. It is important to just spend a little bit more time on learning how to work it in order to create a larger fan base, having graphics, links, and good titles will pay off.

  • Create a searchable title

Although we all like to think that our blogs are special and they are, they may not be getting the most views. She uses the example of the word “Agriculture” and how much the word is searched. When searched almost 2.7 million different links come up. So, instead of just using broad terms, use specific phrases that give you a better chance in showing up on the first search page.

The Farmn’Wife is now a widely known name and continues to help farmers and students such as myself to better your business and share your story of agriculture. 

National AG Day

A little bit about yesterday’s events!

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Today was 2013’s National Ag Day, Here is an excerpt taken directly from the ag day website

What Is Ag Day?

It’s a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

Who Hosts Ag Day?

The Agriculture Council of America hosts the campaign on a national level. However, the awareness efforts in communities across America are as influential – if not more – than the broad-scale effort. Again this year, the Ag Day Planning Guide has been created to help communities and organizations more effectively host Ag Day events.

What Is Ag Day All About?

Ag Day is about recognizing – and celebrating – the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

  • Understand how food and fiber…

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Celebration National Ag Day

This week was a very exciting week for agriculture as Tuesday March 19 marked this year’s National Ag Day. This year I had the amazing opportunity to spend Ag Day in Washington DC to help spread the word of agriculture and its importance at our nation’s capital. One hundred young agriculturalists all serving as leaders in AFA (Agriculture Futures of America), 4-H, and the FFA organization were gathered to meet with their congressional leaders in order to promote agriculture.

One of my favorite things about getting to wear the Blue Jacket is getting to show off the amount of pride and legacy that comes with our organization. Coming to the capital this week and being stopped by so many people who had also shared that same FFA background and who were proud to have been a part of FFA, made me realize just how much of an impact this organization has on young students and future leaders. I was overwhelmed of the amount of support that came from the congressman I had the opportunity to speak with today. I have high hopes for America’s largest industry and its issues are more important now than ever before. I hope everyone will share their agriculture story this week and help promote our farmers safe and sustainable food!20130318_200445 577673_441121502632500_734043073_n 31475_10151826729136978_264281011_n

Spring Break

“The reason a lot of people do not recognise opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work” – Thomas Edison

This week was my very first college spring break, but unlike most students who planned their trips to the Gulf or the Colorado Mountains, mine is well spent on the farm helping the family moving cattle and building fence. Coming back home really makes me miss things here and being able to look across the fields and seeing all of the new baby calves that come in the spring. I am glad I get to come and do my part in helping out, like getting tractors ready for this year’s planting season and building fence, which always seems to be a constant chore.

Springtime is a great time of year where it gets too be just warm enough to start fishing again, and I planon going as much as I can this week. This year I hope to finish my boat my sisters and my dad started to restore last summer and will hopefully be ready to go by the end of this week. Although my spring break is spent a little different than most, it’s one that I always look forward to. Hard work comes with great reward and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Favorite Time of Year

I feel spring is in the air! Now, only a few short months until summer. This summer however, will be very different from the rest. For as long as I can remember every summer I would spend alternating between my grandmother’s house and the farm. Each year I could not wait for school to finally be out, and I would be home free. This was a very busy time of year, but it was spent doing the things that I loved. You would never see me inside the house, whether it was helping plant our summer crops, raking hay, or going to fairs. I always loved the outdoors and getting to spend every moment of it with my family and friends was always my favorite part.

This summer will be much different. I will be starting my new summer adventure in Jefferson City as an intern for the Missouri Department of Agriculture. I am very excited for this amazing opportunity, but I will miss my summer on the farm. Even though my summer won’t be spent at home, I am still excited for great things to come this summer. I cannot wait to meet new people and begin this new chapter in my life.Image