01-13-2013 03:54 PM
Have you ever tried using internet marketing for you farm?
I mean things like, SEO, podcasts, guest posts, or PPC.
I am just curious how many people out there are doing it, in terms of farming.
01-13-2013 10:54 PM - edited 01-13-2013 10:57 PM
If you are talking about various ways of advertising to potential buyers over the interent, I seriously doubt if any of the people on this site, and for sure no people I know, is selling or marketing over the internet by way of pay per click, podcasts, search engine optimization or anything like that. Frankly, I doubt many of them even know what you are talking about. If you are talking of some other concept, you'll have to elaborate.
The people on this site sell their products to or through local buyers who in turn sell to processors like ADM or Cargill, exporters like Bunge, local ethanol plants and feeders. A few raise crops for seed or specialty markets but they probably have either a contract or a very good prospect of a sale before they plant the crop.
01-13-2013 11:25 PM
Au contraire, We've been marketing over the internet for several years. We can bid on several types of contracts such as firm price for most any month forward about a year or so. We also can sell a futures fixed (hedge to arrive) or basis fixed into the future. Its a very flexible and interactive site where we can access at any hour . New bids need to be approved by the delivery elevator, also over the internet, but then we can change or alter our bid as often as we want. I think this has been a real advantage in fast moving markets and we don't need to be on the phone every day.
01-14-2013 04:32 AM
I not talking so much as connecting with your local co op or elevator, I am referring to connecting with the public I guess.
I mean for those people who sell products directly to the public.
I know this forum tends to be bigger operations, but I thought I would ask.