Create an Awesome (Free) Header in Ten Minutes

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Good advice here on sprucing up your blog page!

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A custom header image is one of those personal touches that can really set the tone of your blog and establish your visual brand. What’s that murmur in the back? You don’t have time to create a custom header? Image-editing software is too expensive? Think again. Today, we’ll show you how to create your own snazzy header quickly — and for free.

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Why should farmers and ranchers advocate for agriculture? (Video)

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Taking this a step further – why should you advocate for rabbits? The same principles apply here, in a more focused way.

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I think it goes without question if you’ve followed my material for very long, that I am passionate about advocating for the voice of farmers and encouraging others involved in agriculture to join the conversations. While speaking at various agriculture meetings or organization events, I sometimes get blank stares from those farmer and rancher types not already involved in agriculture advocacy. I get the normal “Why should I care to worry about what those folks think of me?” or “Social media is a young person’s game.

Why should we care to advocate for agriculture and the rural way of life?

I know this video is a promotion for Colorado Farm Bureau, but the folks with the Young Farmers and Ranchers group have a pretty good statement to make.

“Agriculture, politics, and the future of rural America is not your grandpa’s game. It is your’s and…

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Shooting Rabbits And Other Animals

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Need some tips and ideas on getting pictures of rabbits for a blog, website, promotion or other reasons?

Food, Farm, Life Choices

We shoot pictures. Often. Chickens, dogs, rabbits. For the blog, Facebook wall, capturing memories, marketing – many reasons for it but getting good photos doesn’t have to be expensive.

Today’s expenditure. $40.  Yes I’m giving away secrets today!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhile we show openly our animals as they really are, we like to present them at their best. It’s hard to have a studio or professional photographer, and we have the advantage of mobility that larger stock don’t have! Consider these three pictures…all taken in the same location at the same time, within minutes of each other. Notice the cast given to the photo (the lighting was not changed). This is the same rabbit – but the tan of the basket above really accentuates the baby tinge of brown on his back.

Remove the basket, and it almost doesn’t look like the same rabbit. Then, to change it up again, compare the…

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Why PromoteTheRabbit?

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By LelaP – @lelanatty
In the latest issue of The Domestic Rabbit magazine, there is a great article that expresses the need for us to connect with the general public to portray the care and production of rabbits as everything that it is, instead of what other people make it out to be. This can be achieved by using some of the most popular services out there today – social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc. There are already rabbit people who use these outlets, but the more people that do, the more people we can reach. People join rabbit forums like this because they are interested in rabbits, but are we reaching out past this to tell people? There are a number of rabbit blogs that are easy to find, the “hashtag” “# rabbit chat ” is being used on Twitter by a few people when they talk about their rabbits there, and a few Facebook pages for rabbits exist. There is a movement to try to bring awareness into the new electronic world that we have today.

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Welcome to PromoteTheRabbit’s blog. Learn how to use social media for low/no cost promotions.

Why promote rabbits?

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Challenges to rabbit breeding are far beyond breeding and caring for rabbits. There is an entire conversation happening and too often we’re not part of the conversation. From animal rights to zoning issues to a wide range of other issues, defensive strategies simply do not work.

With using social media tools available to all it allows all rabbit breeders a way to reach those in the general public. Whether teaching about recipes for rabbit or care for them or what we do, it allows the average person a glimpse into our world. It changes the view and makes it harder for HSUS and other organizations to spread inaccurate information about rabbit raising.

By joining with agriculture producers it can allow not having to “reinvent the wheel.” It allows for statistics and sharing.

Some article resources:

Know Your Farmer Learn About Your Food Supply

Farmers Reach Out With Twitter

Tips for Great Blog Photos& Videos

Promote Your Farm & Agriculture with Blogging

And check out:

AgChat Foundation


The same strategies can be used with a rabbit focus. Look for continuing information here – and if you have questions ask here or on our Facebook page!


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