Food, feed, fiber and fuel – American farmers do it all and today is a day to give a Thanksgiving tweet for all they do.
On Twitter, many agriculture advocates are taking part in tweeting the hashtag #thankafarmer today from 10 am to 12 pm CST. Twitter users are also expressing their gratitude with a #thankafarmer twibbon.
The twitter efforts are just a small way to recognize and thank American farmers for their great productivity in providing not only safe, affordable and abundant food – but also fuel in the form of ethanol from corn, wheat and sorghum and biodiesel from soybeans – as well as the many other feedstocks that can be used for fuel, like switchgrass and jatropha. The hard work of people in agriculture have given our nation food security and decreased our dependence on foreign oil.
If you are a Twitter user and unable to tweet because of previous commitments, please sign yourself into Twuffer, a twitter service where you can time your tweets. This document contains links to different websites that are advocating for US Farmers and some tweets to get you started.