So this is week 3 of my Social Media Class and so far so good. So I am to find a Business blog and analyze how that business is using their blog. Well on my search I go through the wonderful world of Google for my quest for a business blog. Well of course you always have your 10 best, so I start to scroll and stubble upon a farm blog called“THE BUZZ” with fresh news, Musings and Insights from Stonyfield Farm,their goal is to help family farms survive and to help protect the environment.The only reason why I clicked on it is that, I have a neighbour with two beautiful girls that only come out in the summer season, and they raise and show cattle.
I start reading and I can’t stop. Samuel and his wife Louise people are amazing, the husband was a Trained as a chemist and engineer, and he owned a contamination-control company in New Jersey sold it in the mid-sixties and move to a fifty-acre farm in Cornish, New Hampshire. They became self – sufficient maintaining cows and other farm animals. They learned to change the raw milk from a cow named “Laura belle” into yogurt atop of their wood-stove. Samuel is a diabetic, kept experimenting to create the perfect yogurt: wholesome, mild, and creamy, requiring no added sugar. Then in the late seventies they moved once more to Stonyfield Farm in Wilton, New Hampshire and it began from there into their venture for a greener tomorrow.
In 1979 they founded The Rural Education Center (TREC) was a non-profit devoted to teaching rural and homesteading skills. With every non-profit organization you need to find resource to keep things running and that’s when Stonyfield Organic comes in, they have had some hard time from the begin of their start nothing was easy but they keep a lot of farms in business these day with buying fresh organic milk, they are supporting family farms.
This Blog is great in my opinion, Stonyfield has received numerous awards, including the Clean Air Excellence and Green Power Leadership from the Environmental Protection Agency; Business Week’s “America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneur” award in 2009; Consumer Reports’ “Best Companies to Buy From”; and, in 2008, Working Mother magazine’s “Best Green Companies For America’s Children.” For its efforts on behalf of the community and the environment. The blog has a lot of video to watch, it lets you meet and hear from the farmers and their families, and they are promoting a healthier environment for our future children and educating the public at the same time. You can connect with them on Facebook and Twitter and you can also subscribe to the Buzz. They also have a farmer blog that you can follow in his daily routine. They have all sorts of links to their gift shop, store finder, and Yo-Tube. You can also follow their charity work and community events all up to date. I really liked the “FARM CAM” you can watch some of the family farmers up close and personal, and if that is not good enough you can you can HAVE A COW and see it from the eyes of a cow! In my opinion they are putting blogging to good use.