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NIFA Social Media Communications Toolkit August 2022

August Overarching Theme: More and Better Markets 

Here's a sample of what's included in our social media toolkit. To download the entire collection, click the .zip file link located at the bottom of the page

  • National Catfish Month  
  • National Water Quality Month
  • National Wellness Month

Key Dates

  • Aug. 5: National Oyster Day
  • Aug. 7-13: National Farmers Market Week
  • Aug. 19: National Potato Day
  • Aug. 20: National Honey Bee Day
  • Aug. 28: National Red Wine Day
Sample Tweets

Overarching Theme: More and Better Markets

  • With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), conducts research on produce to help farmers expand their markets for locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded research. 

    With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY) Extension has developed many resources to help you grow your favorite produce at home. Link to Extension gardening resources. Link to NIFA-funded Extension resources. 

National Water Quality Month

  • It’s National Water Quality Month. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), conducts research to improve the quality of water in our state. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded research. 

    It’s National Water Quality Month. Learn how you can do your part to conserve this critical natural resource from (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, supported by @USDA_NIFA. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded Extension resources. 

National Wellness Month

  • During National Wellness Month, learn more about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s @USDA_NIFA-funded research that improves the lives of people in our state. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded research. 

    During National Wellness Month, learn more about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension’s @USDA_NIFA-funded educational materials that are helping the people in our state live more healthy lives. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded Extension resources. 

Aug. 5: National Oyster Day  

  • Today is National Oyster Day. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), conducts research to help expand the market for oysters and other shellfish. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded research. 

    Today is National Oyster Day. Did you know (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, supported by @USDA_NIFA, partners with oyster farmers to help expand the local oyster market? @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded Extension resources. 

Aug. 7-13: National Farmers Market Week 

  • Did you know (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), supported by @USDA_NIFA, is helping to expand the market for locally grown produce available at a real farmers markets? @USDAScience  #farmersmarketweek Link to NIFA-funded research. 

    Buy local! Visit your state’s farmers markets. A list of markets can be found on (UNIVERSITY) Extension’s website. Extension is supported by @USDA_NIFA. #farmersmarketweek  Link to NIFA-funded Extension resources. 

Aug. 19: National Potato Day 

  • Today is National Potato Day. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), conducts research to help expand the market for potatoes. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded research. 

    Today is National Potato Day. Did you know (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, supported by @USDA_NIFA, partners with farmers to help grow the local potato market? @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded Extension resources. 

Aug. 20: National Honey Bee Day – honey? 

  • Today is National Honey Bee Day. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) conducts research to conserve this important pollinator that is key to the honey market. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded research. 

    Today is National Honey Bee Day. Did you know (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, supported by @USDA_NIFA, provides resources to help conserve this important pollinator that is key to the honey market? @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded Extension resources.  

Aug. 28: National Red Wine Day  

  • Today is National Red Wine Day. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), conducts research to help expand the market for grapes. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded research. 

    Today is National Red Wine Day. Did you know (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, supported by @USDA_NIFA, partners with farmers to help grow the local grape market? @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded Extension resources. 
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