Just Farmers is a digital sandbox for those interested in using conversations, relationships and community to harness the power of humanity’s inner want for social interaction in all forms. Several years ago a few in the agricultural world jumped head first into realm of Social Media. Through many learning opportunities, not all good, we found our way to where we are now and our shared passion of conversations as a way to collectively harness the power of individual people when brought together into communities.
As a play on our everyday profession as Farmers we have created “Just Farmers…”. Just Farmers is not specifically about the agricultural meaning of farmer and really is a more broad look at how through the use of different social channels conversations are being grown into crops of relationshipsand the harvest are the communities brought together in the end. More simply Just Farmers… includes those people interested in farming communities of engaged committed individual people by engaging in conversations.
Social media for us was a way to raise our voices as Farmers to tell others how we do what we do. In the beginning we Farmers felt we needed to shout as a way tell others about our farms and ourselves, in reality all we were doing was causing others to cover their ears. Somewhere along the way we realized it wasn’t so much about raising our voices as it was about using conversation as a way to understand each other. Today’s society as customers or constituents want respect for their opinion or concerns, through open conversation this is possible whether digitally, written or using the oldest social channel of all face to face communication. Today we have learned to use Social Media not as a platform and more of a medium to talk together in a respectful way.
For more about us you can head on over our individual blogs:
Common Sense Agriculture Jeff Fowle
Haley Farms Mike Haley
Ray-Lin Dairy Ray Prock Jr.