This past summer, the National Pork Board launched a new social movement called #RealPigFarming. This social movement is a great opportunity to connect pork producers directly to the consumer. The popularity of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has helped to decrease the distance between the people who grow food and the people who eat it. #RealPigFarming allows people with a special interest in where their ham, pork chop, or bacon comes from to interact and ask questions. It also lets pig farmers see what concerns people who buy their products may have.
All of the #RealPigFarming social pages have useful and interesting content. Facebook and Twitter are a mixture of links to websites such as porkcares.org, as well as photos and videos from people who take care of pigs on a daily basis. This social movement has gained interest over the past few months and will continue to grow.
If you have any questions of your own or any pictures you would like to share, feel free to use #RealPigFarming on your social media platform. You can also go to any of the social media channels and check them out for yourself.
National Pork Board