McLean County Farm Bureau

Farmer uses Twitter to provide news on Ukraine war

How does a farmer based in western Illinois gather real-time news and current information about a global conflict in Europe? Twitter. Illinois Farm Bureau member Matt Swanson spent five years in the Army and returned to the family farm in 2008. He explains why Ukraine provides a convergence of two life interests — global conflict and agriculture — and how he’s used Twitter to gather and share information.

 

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