We spend a lot of time talking about what it’s like to be a Kiwi farmer. Mostly it means plenty of discussion about wet weather gear. But sometimes it means getting in touch with our roots and keeping up to date with everything going on back home.
With that in mind, here are our favourite Twitter accounts to not-so-secretly trawl.
If you love farming-related memes, industry new and events, and useful insights from the experts, then you’ll definitely want to follow this one.
— NZYF (@nzyoungfarmers) January 28, 2017
2. The Squatting Farmer
Did you know there’s an entire genre dedicated to the appreciation to farmers – in all their wet weather gear glory – squatting in fields for a good photo opportunity? Well, you do now. Enjoy.
A solid selfie-squat there, good technique. we hope those muddy heels are away from the posterior https://t.co/tFfzExj5Yf
— The Squatting Farmer (@squattingfarmer) December 1, 2016
This is probably one of the best online resources for getting your Kiwi farming fix. You’ll get plenty of industry insights here, plus some nice blogging content too. Win-win.
Zach & Laura had the passion to get into the dairy industry and an appetite for risk. https://t.co/MXfSI0xWlM Great story @YoungCountryNZ pic.twitter.com/EeiKB8eNw6
— DairyNZ (@DairyNZ) January 18, 2017
4. Farmers Weekly NZ
Again, what we like about Farmers Weekly is that it excels in creating its own lovely blogging content. Follow this Twitter account and you’ll keep up to date with everything from honey production to government grants for farmers. It’s like a one stop shop, really.
Island farm offers quality life – Standard of living or quality of life? Standard of living or quality of life? https://t.co/cyxrfJxMvn
— Farmers Weekly NZ (@FarmersWeeklyNZ) January 15, 2017
5. Dr Jake Smith
If you’ve had a long day and need a pick-me-up, check out Dr Jake Smith’s Twitter account. It’s full of inspirational scenes straight off the farm – and provides real-life insight into the challenges and triumphs of working in this industry.
We’re big fans of his photography too.
Cutting hay today at #Greenhill, #Ruawai. Height of summer sun ☀️. Expecting 900 bales from this paddock. Rye/Clover. No rain in view. pic.twitter.com/kAbqR8XyFS
— Dr Jake Smith (@GreenhillStud) January 26, 2017
6. Federated Farmers
These guys have been leading and informing the farming industry since 1899. It’s no small achievement, so it’s definitely one of the most important resources for farmers on the internet. There’s good Twitter engagement with other experts too.
#EQNZ UPDATE: @FedFarmers are primary point of contact for farmers needing or offering assistance call 0800 FARMING (0800 327 646)
— Federated Farmers (@FedFarmers) November 14, 2016
Twitter accounts to follow right now
We’ve given you a small snapshot of our favourite Twitter accounts to follow. Fancy sharing yours too? You know where to find us.