Dairy Food Advocacy Network
What is DairyFAN?
The Dairy Food Advocacy Network (DairyFAN) is an innovative leadership and social media advocacy outreach program sponsored by the American Dairy Association North East (ADANE). It is designed for college students, young professionals and other advocates interested in advancing their knowledge and ability to engage on social media in the growing and complex public dialogue surrounding our farms and our food.
DairyFAN combines interactive social media engagement and leadership training, food issues education and opportunities for networking and participating in digital initiatives around food. It offers access to a valuable network of skilled professionals through a program that supports the educational, personal and professional development of DairyFAN participants.
What do DairyFAN members do?
As a DairyFAN member, you will be asked to actively engage in the program by participating in the following activities:
Active Social Media Interaction: Engage in social media discussions a minimum of five times per week, actively seek to expand their network, initiate and respond to key food topics and participate in special online DairyFAN events, such as DairyFAN hosted Twitter parties.
Training Sessions: Attend quarterly educational sessions, which will span a variety of topics and may be online or in person.
ADANE Events: Participate in ADANE events (online and/or in person), networking activities, volunteer opportunities or community outreach. Members are encouraged to get involved in industry events happening in their local area or statewide and bring these events to life via real-time social media engagement.
- At least 18 years of age at time of application
- A resident of the ADANE territory (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Prince William, Loudon, Arlington and Fairfax counties in Virginia)
- Be active on at least (but not limited to) one social media channel
- Be passionate about advocating for the dairy industry
For more information, contact Emma Andrew at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Sponsored and hosted by @AmericanDairyNE
What: #DairySustainable Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 8 – 9 p.m. Eastern
Why: Every year on April 22, all around the globe people celebrate Earth Day. A day to celebrate the earth and show support for environmental protection. Whether it’s planting trees or conserving water and energy, there are a variety of ways to show appreciation for the environment all year round – especially when you’re a farmer! For dairy farmers practicing sustainable initiatives and caring for the earth is an everyday focus; they are committed to being good stewards of the land 365 days a year. Join us for a Twitter party to learn more about how and why dairy farmers are #DairySustainable every day.
How: Log on to Twitter and follow #DairySustainable to join the conversation! Be sure to RSVP below for your chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card!
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