Fall on the farm presents us with a symphony of sounds: tractor and combine engines turning, machines whirring, grain falling into siloes, birdsong in the morning, and insects chirping in the evening.
As America’s farmers harvest the crops that feed, clothe, and fuel our world, let’s fill the @FarmersGov social media feed with their stories about this year’s harvest season. We’d also like to see how it’s going for farmers that participated in our #Plant2021 campaign in the spring.
To share your experience on @FarmersGov social media and our national storymap, follow these steps:
- Collect photos or a video depicting what’s happening on your operation as you harvest. Show us those crops!
- If you're comfortable, we’d love to see the people that make it happen, like friends and family.
- Write an email to SM.FP.Social@usda.gov, attach your photos/video, and tell us:
- Your name, the location of your operation, and the name of your operation
- Your operation’s Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter pages, if you have them
- What are you harvesting this year?
- Where does your harvest go? How is it used?
- What are your personal thoughts on this year’s harvest season?
Please note that by submitting your photo/video, you are granting USDA permission to use these materials for outreach and education purposes.
Meanwhile, here are a few of our favorite #Harvest2021 posts on Twitter so far this season:
Learning about tobacco harvesting and storage but thinking bioenergy 🌿💻⛽️. With my grad students and colleagues: Shelly Hunt (@shelly_potato) and Shana McDowell. #agriculture #tobacco #Harvest2021 pic.twitter.com/ATNFEm8YKB— Daniela Jones, PhD (@drDaniJones) September 14, 2021
It was a beautiful Saturday morning. Short-handed so the ‘B’ team got to help. Played some Name that Tune while enjoying a little walk through the cornfields! 🌽 #harvest2021 pic.twitter.com/FixqDQ1gtU— High Farm News (@HighFarmNews) September 15, 2021