Project Description: This project evaluated government's and interest groups' use of social media to advocate, educate and lobby for different agricultural policy topics. The collection process involved documenting data from 25 different social media accounts throughout the entire months of February and March of 2018. The accounts observed included the Facebook and Twitter pages of House and Senate Ag Committees chairmen and ranking members, general farm organizations, resource and environmental lobby groups, commodity organizations, cooperatives, consumer food lobby groups, nutrition, food safety and quality lobby groups, and general agribusiness organizations. Each account was evaluated Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week throughout the two months of observation. Each post was recorded and grouped into a category based on its relation to one of the twelve Farm Bill titles. The project further studied trends that changed the topics, and each groups most popular topics and posts. Biography: Hometown-- Elton, Louisiana Involvement in LSU-- AgBusiness Club Member, 2014-15 College of Ag Les Voyageur, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Member, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017 Dean's List, and Fall 2016, Fall 2017 President's Honor Roll Post Graduation Plans-- After graduating in May, I will continue working with the Louisiana Farm Bureau Info and Pubic Relations Department. In the fall, I will be returning to LSU to pursue my Master's in Mass Communications. After Grad School, I plan to bring the knowledge gained back to the agricultural industry. One day I hope to open a public relations firm specializing in agricultural businesses. I want to work on filling in the gap between producers and consumers. I want to help these businesses utilize certain digital communication platforms.
The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center campus is inviting applications for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Endowed Chair of Agricultural Policy Agricultural Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. For more information please see links below: Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Endowed Chair (Committee chair: Dr. Salassi) Application deadline: June 15, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
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