Farm Safety and Social
Just another Farmers’ Market
Reaching our clients in new ways
Farm Safety Educator
UVM Extension VT AgrAbility Project
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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A social network is a social structure made of
individuals having something in common.
Social Networking using the internet
allows us to reach individuals with
There are many platforms to
Twitter Blogger My space Facebook Wordpress
The Social Networking Platforms
Video Sharing through and linked services
●Founded in February 2004 and by December it had 1,000,000.
●It began as an internet student directory, much like a year book.
●Initially for Harvard students, it expanded to other colleges.
●Next it expanded to include high school students.
●Finally opening to everyone.
● Founder Mark Zuckerburg just turned 27 on May 14th.
Why do it at all?
Facebook passed the
400 million user mark on
Feb 5, 2010 
As of September 28th, 2010
We have over 590 friends
A 41% increase from June
Who are our Friends?
• Vermont legislators and policy makers
• Other network groups
How do we know it works?
●People are asking to be friends.
●We are having conversations.
●We are reaching our targeted population