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A New Coffee Shop, Twitter. Day 6/30 Ag Tech Talk Blog

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When you think of farmers today, you wouldn’t think of them as being social media “savvy”.  But seriously that is just not the case.   Farmers over the past couple years have created a new coffee shop and it’s called Twitter.

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I joined Twitter (@TheChadColby) a few years ago after the advice of my wife @weedgirl24.   My wife had been using it to communicate with farmers from all over the US.  As farmers would post a crop problem, she offered help, as she is an independent agronomist here in the Midwest. She also learned critical information as to who had been planting, how much rain was in a certain area, and crop progress through the season.

Twitter has become a great resource, regardless of the topic.  In agriculture there are always lots of “tweets” about weather, markets, general crop issues, machinery, etc.   Another benefit is that Twitter is very helpful…

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