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Introduction to Grow Your Farm Site

GROW YOUR FARM SITE PODCASTgrow your farm site podcast

intro by Ryan Bright from The Udder Side

Judi Graff aka farmNwife

Helping farmers create websites that produce

I give the background of my online journey. Starting with KidsCattle.com then going to BigGreenCombine.com with the harvest from Hell
why telling your farm story is so important

evolving to farmNwife.com helping other farmers with blogs and websites
agbusiness website reviews
speaking at conferences: Executive Women In Ag, Ag Chat Conference, New Century Farmer , Ag group in Canada

in future episodes will cover
content ideas, Why farmers should blog, compressing videos and images for fast upload, basic seo, page design, categories and tags, What’s important for agbusiness sites, advocating for ag industry, plugins or software reviews

Have your site featured by using the microphone on the left and send your guest intro. I’ll include a link in the show notes.

Write Down Your Farm Story

Will you let a single article sum up your farming heritage?

Someone tweeted a link to this article saying how proud of her family she was. And the lady should be proud. The article talks about the closing of a dairy farm and interviews the brother and sister who grew up milking cows by hand.

When I read it, I thought how sad if a single newspaper article were the only record of their family farm history. Yes, most families will have a few scattered pictures. But what about the stories. Wouldn’t it be amazing if our great grandparents would have kept a journal of everything that happened in their lives. Keeping a blog on your family farm will be such a tremendous blessing for generations to come.

4H Jersey Cow
My father-in-law showing his Jersey heifer at the fair, 1941.

When I see pictures of my grandpa farming, I wonder what he did for his daily chores. What were his struggles farming during WWII. How did he teach his sons to run the equipment. No one is around to tell those stories any more.

At my farm’s website, I don’t worry so much about unique visitors or page views. I’m writing for my kids’ kids.

I’m not overly concerned about advocating for agriculture. I’m telling future generations about their heritage.

So if I publish a popular post or someone from the city learns about farming from my site, that’s great. What is more important to me is that my grandchildren’s grandchildren can read the story about how their ancestors organized the harvest of a widow’s crops. Or the time we tried to save a favorite cow.

And that is one of the reasons I created this site. I try to make creating a blog or website easy for farmers to tell their story for future generations.

Really. How sad would it be to have a newspaper article be the only written record of your farm’s history.

Leave a link to where you’re keeping a journal about the story of your farm.