Felfies. Oh, how you’ve got to love the farmer selfie (felfie) trend that's got the online world buzzing. While the rest of the world is taking glamorous selfies when their hair is perfect and their makeup is caked on, farmers and ranchers are grubbing down to take felfies featuring themselves in coveralls, stocking caps, fogged glasses and, of course, their livestock of choice.
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Watching this felfie trend take off on social media has been really fun. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post, “What’s All This Talk About Felfies?” The post described what a felfie is and featured comments from dairy producer, Carrie Mess, on why the felfie trend is so important to sharing the positive story about agriculture with the masses. The blog also called for readers to submit felfies, and I have collected the photos and put them into a gallery for all of you to enjoy.
Once you’ve reviewed the gallery of photos, I hope you’ll be inspired to send me yours, as well. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org through February, and I will continue to add your creative submissions as they come in. And, each week, we will feature a couple of the best felfies on our BEEF Facebook page.
Let’s help this felfie trend really take off! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Of course, you don’t have to take my word for it that the felfie thing is here to stay. Read what the Huffington Post has to say about it in, “Farmer Selfies Are Way Better Than Anything In Your Facebook Feed. Just Look.”
Here is an excerpt from the article: “The so-called felfie trend hasn't diminished. It turns out farmers are way more technologically savvy than we might assume. Social media platforms like Twitter have given farm workers unprecedented ability to commune and commiserate with each other, sharing tips on anything from ewe-feeding to mental health.”
Join in the fun and send me your felfie! Let’s beef up the photo gallery with all of your best felfie shots! Thanks for your participation. And be sure to post your thoughts on this growing social trend for farmers in our comments section.
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