Cowboys and Social Networks

saddle-laptopMy picture of farmers, ranchers and cowboys has been formed by my experience growing up in eastern Montana during the ’50s and by doing research about my grandmother and other rodeo cowgirls of the 1920s and ’30s.

So the thought of ranchers sitting at the computer sending out “Tweets” or blogging makes me smile. And yet …

According to a blog article by Chad Golladay on Cattle Growers Network, this could be an important marketing tool for the agricultural community. He writes, “There are not many ranchers involved in this form of networking – But mark my words, it won’t be long. While CattleGrower.com is the first professional online social community that brings all types of livestock producers together, many others will be soon to follow.”

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Published in: on February 17, 2009 at 4:58 am  Comments (4)  
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  1. Heidi-

    We sell our cows via a video auction. How’s that for technology?

  2. This is interesting. Alot of ranchers back home are on ranchers.net. Check out this link http://ranchers.net/forum/forum-4.html

    My brother helps a neighboring ranch during calving season. Look for entries from “Soapweed”. It is quite funny to see these ranchers exchanging livestock, equipment and range tips throughout the day via the World Wide Web. I also have lots of rodeo friends on facebook. Plus lots of cowgirls have blogs:
    http://runhorserun.blogspot.com/
    http://thepioneerwoman.com/
    hautecowgirl.com

    And twitter wow lots going on with twitter. AQHA has account. So does Julie Goodnight. Oh and did I mention Beef Daily has a blog. Yes this is a great topic;)

  3. Hello, Heidi- thanks for stopping by my blog. In my sidebar are links to some folks who ranch for a living; Dennis Ranch and Just Another Day on the Prairie belong to an internet group called Bloggers in Agriculture.

  4. Love your blog! 🙂


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