FarmerNation has launched a new online social network devoted entirely to meet the needs of North American farmers.
“FarmerNation is a Web-based social experience with the sole purpose of catering to any farmer’s needs,” says Emile McLean, FarmerNation co-founder. “We are hoping FarmerNation will connect farmers from all over North America, giving them the tools to communicate as one community.”
Users of FarmerNation will be able to connect and have public discussions or private conversations with farmers who live just down the road, or across the country. Farmers will be able to participate in farmer-focused forums, buy and sell equipment and give advice on how to get the best performance out of any agricultural product. Farmers can access FarmerNation from their home computer or smart phone which gives them the ability to interact from almost anywhere, even from the cab of their tractor.
“Our vision is to enable a canola farmer in Melfort, Saskatchewan to have a meaningful conversation with a cotton farmer in Augusta, Arkansas, or connect a marketing group of 50 corn growers in Iowa, and allow them to meet online once a week to discuss everything from futures contracts to herbicide resistance,” Emile explains.
Co-founder Dale Kobelsky believes FarmerNation is much needed within the farming community.
“Adoption of existing consumer-based web sites such as some of the popular social media sites has been slower among farmers because they simply don’t have the time to filter out the irrelevant content,” he says. “FarmerNation will eliminate this filtering step, because almost the entire web site will be made up of farmer-generated content.”
For more information visit www.farmernation.com.